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Stressing yourself at work too much? This Chrome extension wants to help

by Ankit Chawla

In the digital age we live in, computer screens are unavoidable.

No matter how much ever we try to get away from them, they are crucial in our professional life that makes up an average of 8-9 hours of our regular day. But, too much exposure to displays results in a number of health issues ranging from weak eye muscles to headaches to even lack of proper sleep.

In 2019, take a pledge to ditch your computer screens even for a small duration every day. To help you with that, a Chrome extension called Break Timer offers de-addiction capabilities.

Available only for the Chrome browser, Break Timer reminds you to take time off from looking at screens and instead focus on things and people around you. It enforces periodic breaks to prevent RSI/eye strain.

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Break Timer allows you to customise how long the breaks are and how often you wish to have them. It also lets you choose between a discreet notification or a full blown break window.

Apart from that, Break Timer can be customised only for working hours so you take complete advantage of its features. And, you can even choose whether to play a gong sound at break start and end.

One of the settings in the extension can actually let you block skipping, postponing, or ending breaks, allowing you to stay true to your new year's resolution!

Break Timer is free and open-source, and can be installed through the Chrome Web Store.

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