Preventing Hand Fatigue During Long Writing Sessions

Hand Pain

Oh poo, I’ve gone and vice gripped my pen and broken my thumb

Exams. We all hate them, but we all have to do them. One thing that comes up regularly during long, fast-paced writing sessions is hand fatigue. About 20 minutes into an exam, people tend to get an awful pain in their hand muscles that leads to messy writing and regularly taking breaks, something you can’t afford in a timed setting.

Recently a reader, Chris, emailed me about this very topic and asked for help on finding a great pen for those long exams. My response? Focus on your grip first.

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How To Put The Enjoyment Into Your Everyday Mundane Tasks (On the Cheap!)

For the past year I have been on a course of self-improvement in the way I do things. Whilst people will preach that you should eat healthy, exercise more, sleep earlier, and stay in school, those things are a given.

What if you could just make everything you do something to look forward to. That’s what I have been attempting to do. Let me explain.

Self improvement is a continuous process – we are always trying to achieve more than we already are. Well, most of us. I’m kind of on the fence. Not quite productive and amazing in every facet of life, but I like to think I am in some! I bet a lot of other people are in the same boat. However no matter what you’re good at, there are many things you aren’t good at, and consequently don’t enjoy.

What I discovered recently is that I was taking a lot of those things and attempting to get good at them, or at least make them fun!

Enough Philosophical Crap…

OK, onto the point of this post. I will give you three examples of things I previously disliked, or didn’t do all that often, and how I’m working to make them enjoyable, regular parts of my life.

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VIDEO: Jawbone UP Unboxing and Intro

The Jawbone UP is a “life tracking” bracelet which, along with the companion smartphone app, keeps tabs on what you do every day. I’ve been using it extensively over the past few days, logging everything I eat and seeing really cool statistics on how far I’ve walked, how long and how well I’ve slept, and the amount of calories I’ve burned every day. I haven’t tried the competition, but the UP is definitely one of the more polished products I’ve bought. If you’re considering purchasing a fitness/health tracking band, definitely give the UP a look!

Check out my unboxing and (uninformed) first impressions in the video below!

I’ll have a full video review up soon, so subscribe to the blog and YouTube channel to be notified when that happens.

Thanks guys :)