Since quitting my full time job well over a year ago, I’ve spent the past year working from home – in my office, on my computer. It’s been a year full of graphic design, coding, tech support and other online activities. What do I have to show for it? More freedom, a few more pair of cute PJ’s-as-office-attire, some really awesome clients, a nice income and a cramped right hand!
After a few hours at the computer each day – my right hand is killing me! It cramps and gets all achey and stays that way for days and days on end, until I can take a day or two off to give it a rest.
So, I went out today and purchased a new mouse that, hopefully, will cut down on the pain in my right hand. It’s really super hard to get used to, though. It has a trackball that I operate with my thumb, so now, instead of having to move the mouse around to move the cursor – I just have to flick the trackball around with my thumb.
Habits are hard to break, though – because I keep moving this thing around and then wondering why the cursor isn’t moving! But I’m working on it – – to prove that you can teach this ol’ dog new tricks! Hopefully, this will help with the cramping and aching that has become part of my daily life!