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There is probably no single solution to your issues. Fortunately there is a number of quick wins to help: Ergonomics Adjust your monitors to proper height. Check your setup. I personally prefer a 3 monitor setup over a 2 monitor one as you do not have the frame in the middle Keyboard and mouse or at least an ergonomic mouse pad. If found the split hands of ...


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Self-answering to track an experiment. The strain and pain I experience has been very consistent through the years, so I think I'd be able to tell if something made a notable difference. So I'm going to apply some of the ideas people have offered phase by phase to try to isolate what's helped me the most. I'm going to start with the most passive items ...


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Stretch before, during (taking regular short breaks), and after computer activity. Also, consider using alternate inputs instead of the keyboard: Use voice commands to control your computer and voice to text for writing. Use software that will transcribe music you play into sheet music for you. If you play computer games, use a game controller instead of ...


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If you want to spend 70 hours a week at a desk at work, the only possibility is to find a company full of so-called "workaholics" you spend 70 hours at their desk, working less than 25 hours, and spending the rest of their time talking to their colleagues, having coffee breaks and browsing the internet. That's the only way that works long term. I ...


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Check the ergonomics of your chair, desk, keyboard, mouse, monitor etc. Anything wrong in your workstation setup increases the RSI risk. Try a wrist brace. Consult a doctor. You know your own work capacity and need for sleep, but if you have not done so test whether you can get as much done with more time for sleep and relaxation. Do not think about chair ...


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Get a decent chair. Perhaps even a gaming chair. Until work from home started, I didn’t bother getting a proper chair to work in at home. I either had a folding chair or had a cheap $70 office chair. Once we went home I knows that would hurt my back so I got a gaming chair. Gaming chairs are designed for sitting there for long hours on end and often have ...


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Firstly find a hobby that will keep your wrist in good condition. It sounds like you're heading for RSI (repetitive stress injury) which is a painful debilitating condition that can require surgery. Anything that exercises those muscles and joints will do the trick. Two that I have found very helpful are playing the guitar, and slinging. Yoga I doubt would ...


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The simple answer is that you provide written notification to your manager stating something along the lines of I wish to resign from my employment at <X>, effective immediately. You then work out your notice and your employment is over. However, this is complicated by the fact you are currently signed off; I would suggest talking to your local ...


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