So in, about, the week before I left work I started noticing that my eyes felt weird. Especially after staring working at my computer for awhile. I figured I was forgetting to blink. Sounds funny. But when I was younger and learning how to play viola, my teacher commented on how, when I played, I didn’t blink for the entire song. At this point songs were only about 60 seconds long, so it wasn’t that big a deal. But still. I’ve noticed that that’s still true when I play Rock Band other instruments. But typically I can remind myself to blink often enough. I’ve never felt weird from it.
Recently it feels like pressure behind my eyes, they get dry, often it’s like a headache behind them.
And then, in the past few days, I’ve realized it’s not just from not blinking. I’ve been keeping my eyes extra-wide. And kind of tucking my chin and looking up to see forward.
This is weird. And my eyes are getting tired. I think tired is the best word for it. Too wide + not enough blinking. And now it happens all the time, not just when I’m at my computer.
Where is this coming from? And how do I teach myself to blink? Isn’t that supposed to be one of those automatic things?? It’s like forgetting to breathe. Which come to think of it, I also do sometimes. Huh.
I think the best way to summarize is: wtcrap???
This completely random post brought to you by: my tired brain!