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The computer trapped my mind and sucked me into the tunnel vision of the screen.
My kids were watching a Netflix series while I tried to make headway on a big project (I'll tell you about it in a moment.) I needed them content long enough to have a few uninterrupted thoughts.
The reality of screens everywhere.
With attention fixed, eyesight is trained for one distance.
Sometimes being stuck behind a screen becomes too much. So, with a swift flick of a switch, I kicked off the internet.
Dad smiling - the project will have to wait.
We grabbed swimsuits and backpacks - I snuck a pen and a pad - and we made way for one of our favorite summer destinations... The San Juan River.
The San Juan cuts through our downtown. There's a free hot spring flowing into it. It's lined with large boulders, small sandy beaches, and it's loaded with trout. (Loaded might be an exaggeration, but they're in there.)
It's our summertime playground.
The kids explored the banks until they were wet, muddy, and tired with toenails full of sand.
Not once did they ask or wonder about what was going to happen to Lucky in the next episode of Spirit Riding Free.
And I filled over four pages of writing in my notebook.
But here's the thing about eyesight and screens...
You do not have to lose your eyesight - and good vision habits - while working on your computer, or binge watching your favorite series.
In fact, I'm putting finishing touches on a new mini-course that shows you how to use your computer, or phone, tv, or even the big screen at the movie theatre, to practice good vision habits and improve your eyesight.
The screen doesn't have to be an evil that ruins your eyesight.
You can work and spend time at the computer without eyestrain and poor vision. It still has other evils though. It's not 'good' for you.
But, you use screens. So, you might as well use them in a way that maintains, or improves, your eyesight rather than making it worse.
Let me know if you're interested in access to the new mini-course when it's ready - the name is still percolating.
But either way, strained eyesight behind a screen, or perfect eyesight behind a screen - get out from behind the screen as much as you can.
Soak up the sunshine.
Explore the forest, fields, and waterways of your neighborhood.
It is 'good' for you.
Your visual system is designed to be in, and perceive Nature. After all, it is 'Natural' vision improvement.
Use screens when you must.
But use them following the principles natural vision improvement. Then, you won't suffer the ill effects of screen time on your eyesight.
However, beware the mind sucking tunnel vision of the screen. Get outside where natural movements, colors, textures... and curiosity... drive your attention, and eyesight, to explore the richness and beauty of the world.
Jason "Get Outside and Leave Your Screens at Home" Stuck
Vision Improvement Coach
We've covered a lot of ground in this course... you're now actively sketching, you're breathing full and natural.
You have your Nose Paintbrush turned on. Neck and shoulders relaxed. Your nose pointing and painting the picture you see in your mind.
All is good and relaxed.
But we need to cover one last important habit... Blinking.
There's a phenomenon that happens when someone develops The Stare. (Of course, you're defeating the pesky Stare with your Nose Paintbrush.)
But watch out for the combo of the Unblinking Stare.
Notice when you fall into the habit of staring, or if you notice someone else in a deep stare... Notice they're probably holding their breath, and chances are... they're not blinking.
Blinking is an important natural function that keeps eyesight clear.
It's hard to blink and stare at the same time.
Blinking creates a natural, side to side, or up and down, movement of objects. In short, blinking keeps things moving, and lubricates your eyes. However, people with strained eyesight don't blink enough. And when they do blink... it's done with a hard effort.
It's like pressure builds up in the face, and eyelids slam shut, only to pry them back open agin. It looks like work. And it is. It's a strain.
You want to cultivate and develop, nice and easy... what I call, Butterfly Blinks.
Imagine a little speckled butterfly on a flower, in a bright summer meadow. It gently closes it's wings and opens them back up. Gentle and swift at the same time.
Blinking is like butterfly wings. It's a tiny little butterfly kiss for your eyelids. Think easy, natural, and frequent.
You want to blink every 2 to 3 seconds... and it wants to happen subconsciously.
But for now, just like the other habits, you have to take time to be consciously aware of... Am I Blinking?Am I sketching? Am I really breathing right now?
Sketching, Breathing, and Blinking... they might seem like separates pieces of the puzzle, and you want to practice them individually, but in the end, they all work together.
They come together, in tandem, to maintain natural relaxed eyesight.
Sketching brings movement and centralization...
While Breathing and Blinking keep everything lubricated and relaxed.
As you go through your day, recognize when you start to feel stressed...
When you feel like you're giving a concentrated effort with your eyes...
Notice in those moments if you're holding your breath, staring, and not blinking. Let it be the reminder to Sketch, Breathe, and Blink.
Allow it to become your new mantra... Sketch, Breathe, and Blink... All Day Long
Jason "Brakes for... and Blinks with... Butterflies" Stuck
Vision Improvement Coach
p.s. That's the end. That's the course. All eight lessons of the Sketch, Breathe, and Blink mini-course. But... we're not quite done. I have one more challenge to wrap it up with.
It's one thing to learn about improving eyesight, and it's another to be actively engaged in the doing.
So, your next challenge will have you "prove the model." To see for yourself the power of implementing Sketch, Breathe, and Blink.
With a little bit of active participation on your part, and contribution and feedback on mine... together, we'll have you on your way to including Sketch, Breathe, and Blink into your everyday.
Challenge coming soon...
We're getting there.
You have a Nose Paintbrush glued to your nose. And you know what to do with it. You're starting to see the Principles of natural vision in action... Centralizing, Movement, and keeping Relaxed, loose, and fluid in your Sketching.
We've covered the main Principles behind natural vision.
And we've been exploring the Habits of good eyesight. The first Habit being Sketching. We've been Sketching in every lesson in this course. And we're going to continue Sketching... because that's what we do.
If you've missed the previous lessons, you can find them here... Sketch, Breathe, and Blink mini-course
However, the next two Habits help with the subtleties of Relaxation.
Remember, relaxation is a sensation. It's a feeling. And relaxation comes, in part, from remembering and realizing you don't have to do anything to see clearly.
You don't have to reach out and span any kind of distance. The image you are Sketching happens in your mind. There's no sense to strain your eyes if it's in your brain... There's no sense in brain strain!
You can let go of straining to see something "out there."
Use your imagination, as much as you want, to paint the picture you want to see in your mind, because that's where it happens. That's where Sketching and Movement happen - in your mind.
The next two Habits further empower your sense of Relaxation. Remember, that is why we're here... to bring Relaxation to your visual system.
And, Relaxation is often the most subtle Principle to get. Often, it takes time to cultivate. But, by practicing better and better everyday, the Habits of good eyesight will bring a sense of ease and well-being to your visual system.
After Sketching, the next two Habits are Breathing and Blinking.
People with poor eyesight chronically hold their breath. People with poor eyesight tighten their shoulders, lock their necks, and hold their breath.
And the beauty of the Nose Paintbrush is that your neck and shoulders have to release and relax in order to move fluidly, right?
Now, adding the Habit of full natural Breathing makes it that much easier to stay relaxed.
Have you ever noticed when you get angry, or when you're trying really hard at something, or when you are stressed...
When you're concentrating hard on something, you hold your breath?
And we all know that holding your breath creates tension. And you want to release tension. So, it only makes sense to breathe fully and naturally. You do not have to practice deep breathing, but you do want to practice full, natural breathing.
Don't discount the importance of breathing when it comes to improving eyesight and having natural clear vision again.
Here's how it happens...
You decide you want to see something "out there" in the world.
You look up at your eye chart, or hold the menu out at arm's length, or glance to see a face in the dark... and you want to see it clearly.
So, you try really hard to see it.
But concentration and trying hard defeats itself when it comes to vision. That's when you end up staring. Your eyes lock and you have no movement. With staring eyes, you end up trying to see too large of an area at once, and you lose centralization.
In those moments, when you are concentrating and trying, you're also holding your breath.
If you can remember to breathe naturally and fully, and practice Sketching...
You can look with ease, instead of trying hard to see.
So, make it a point to breathe fully and naturally when you're practicing with your Nose Paintbrush.
Let your breath engage your belly, your diaphragm, and even your chest and back. Full natural breathing involves it's own sense of Movement throughout your body.
And right there, hand in hand with breathing, is another Habit that has it's own sense of Movement and Relaxation. One that keeps your organs of sight lubed up, moving, and rested.
Which we will get to next...
Peace,Jason "Big Belly Breathing" StuckVision Improvement Coach
p.s. Pop Quiz:
How often should you blink for effective natural eyesight?
A short hike with my family recently had us exploring one of my favorite places on planet earth.
It was also a special occasion.
It was Mother's Day. And we were celebrating the Mothers in our lives.
There's a perfect mountain stream cutting through a canyon not far from where we live.
My kids and I packed a lunch, complete with desserts of homemade chocolate icing for graham cracker chocolate sandwiches, and headed off into the canyon with... Moms we love... and Moms we love that we carried in our hearts who weren't there with us physically.
We had simple, yet profound goals... Our main goal was to celebrate and recognize our Mothers... eat good food in a shady glade next to a trout river... and while we're there, we might as well throw out our fishing lines.
Remember, I promised to tell you about butterflies, fishing lines, and Mother's Day hikes in the last lesson. Which you can find here if you missed it...
Anyway, the vision improvement aha's showed up only 5 minutes into leaving the parking lot with our backpacks full of snacks and sandwiches.
It was an experience that fits right into where we're at in our mini-course so far.
To recap, we've discovered the nose paintbrush as a tool to keep us practicing good vision habits.
And we also know the vision habits are based on sound Principles of eyesight.
We've covered the Principle of Central Fixation. Which is - You see best where you are looking. And it's a small spot in the center of your visual field.
We know the Principle of Movement. Remember that all perception relies on Movement.
Alas, your trusty nose paintbrush keeps you centered and moving.
The third principle...
The one that showed up on our Mother's Day hike. And the one that had me dancing and singing like Tom Bombadil (read all the way through if you don't know ole' Tom Bombadil,) is the crux of the whole thing.
The third Principle is often the hardest to grasp, but it is the most simple. In fact, it's the opposite of grasping.
Your entire vision improvement journey hinges upon... Relaxation.
Relaxation of the visual system.
It's so important that I'm going to say it again... Your entire vision improvement journey hinges upon Relaxation of your visual system.
Yes... Centralizing and Moving your nose paintbrush cultivates relaxation.
But vision is not just about the eyes. It's about the eyes and the mind. And it is a whole body experience.
5 minutes into the hike, the kids were running ahead, bouncing from flower to cliffside, and my 72 year old mother-in-law, slow and steady, hiked along with hiking poles.
By the time we caught our breath, and up to the kids, the trail opened up to a meadow overlooking the river below. And that's when it showed up.
A curious little critter who seemed to want to be a part of our crew and celebration.
He, or she... I think she was a she.
She flitted about us, taking turns landing on each one of us in kind.
Gently flying circles around us in her distinctive bouncing flight pattern that seemed... effortless.
Once, when she landed on my daughter Juniper's shoulder, it hit me.
Resting, the butterfly's wings would every so often open and close. Automatically. Gently. Like a whisper, or a kiss.
Or rather, like the blinking of an eye.
She followed us down the trail for a long while. The day was bright. The smell of spring flowers on the breeze. Good company. The butterfly "blinking" it's wings and floating down the trail with us.
The mood was easy, relaxed, and full of wonder.
Breathing and Blinking are part of the whole body experience of vision. And keeping our bodies, and vision, relaxed.
We've spent a lot of time on Sketching, and it's important. But before we wrap up our Sketch, Breathe, and Blink mini-course...
It's important to know how to keep your nose paintbrush moving with Relaxation.
And proper Breathing and Blinking will keep you relaxed and at ease as you practice sketching the world.
So, next up...
A little more for the all important Relaxation for better vision.
Peace,Jason "Growing my beard like Tom Bombadil" StuckVision Improvement Coach
P.S. Tom Bombadil. "Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow. Bright Blue is his jacket, and his boots are yellow."
Tom Bombadil is a master of the forest in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. He helps Frodo and his companions when they're lost in the forest. He's jolly. Defeats dark forces with song. Dances along. And often sings non-sensical rhymes as he goes about his merry way. A friend of the forest, the birds, the animals... and I'm sure, the butterflies.
If I had to guess... he sees pretty darn good with natural eyesight.
I've been waiting a minute...
Letting everything sink in from our last conversation and everything we've covered so far in this mini-course. Give you time to practice with your Nose Paintbrush.
But, there are some things to clear up.
Do you remember how we were talking about the rods and cones in your eyes?
The cones are the only place where you detect clarity. The only pace you see with 20/20 vision, or better.
Your paintbrush reaches out into the landscape and touches the object you want to see. That means, right there at the tip of your paintbrush is your central spot of cones - the only place you see clearly.
Now, an important note...
If you are new to this journey of vision improvement, chances are you do not see clearly in the center.Otherwise, you probably wouldn't be here, right?
Beginning students often find, when learning about Centralization, and using the Center of their sight... They understand it on an intellectual level, but then they say, "Yeah, I get it. But, I don't see clearly there, in the center."
And, they're probably right.
Maybe you don't see clear in the Center... Not yet, anyway.
It's the reason we're here together.
But, you'll get it back.
Give it time and you will see clearly in the Center again.
The more you practice, and the better you get at Centralizing (All poor eyesight is accompanied by some loss of Centralization)
The better you get at Centralizing with Relaxation, you will start to see clear-er.
The thing is... the Center is the only place that you will ever see clearly with natural vision. By retraining your visual attention to go to the Center of your sight, to the end of the tip of your paintbrush, it gives you the opportunity...
It gives you the chance to allow those cones to reactivate again, and to see with distinct clarity.
Otherwise, you won't be able to.
Without re-learning and re-training your visual attention to go to the Center, you will not have lasting natural eyesight improvement.
Again, it is the only place you will ever see clearly. It's an anatomical fact.
Re-training your visual attention to the Center gives you the room to improve.
So, even if you don't see clearly there now. I still want you to imagine... Imagine that right there in the Center is where you see the Clearest.
Even if it's not absolutely clear yet, you want to ingrain it into your mind and perception. Regardless of how clear or blurry it is out there, the place where you see the Clearest, is right there in the Center.
When you have your Nose Paintbrush turned on, tuned in, and you're painting the world...
With your primary visual attention in the Center, your cones get switched on. You see clearer in the Center. Now, the rods in the periphery can do their job, picking up and detecting Movement.
And remember from our last lesson... "Where there is no movement, there is no perception." T. Ribot The Psychology of Attention
So, these two things go together.
They go hand in hand.
Centralization and Movement.
These first two Principles of natural vision happen when you turn on your Nose Paintbrush.
Peace,Jason "Getting Clearer on Things" StuckVision Improvement Coach
p.s. How is it going with your Nose Paintbrush? Have you been turning it on during the day? Have you noticed any flashes of clarity, or noticed the "movement" of the world? Let me know how it's going.
p.s.s. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, "nose paintbrushes, the world moving, rods and cones etc..." or if you've missed the previous lessons in this Sketch, Breathe, and Blink mini-course, you can find them here...
Also, if any of this feels "hard" right now, don't worry. I have a story to share with you about butterflies, fishing lines, and Mother's Day hikes that will show you how Centralization with Relaxation is key to this process. And relaxation... well, it's easy. Not hard.
But, it's gotta wait til next time. To Be Continued...
You've been gifted your Nose Paintbrush.
It's been glued on. You have it now.. and you know what to do with it.
Release and loosen your neck and shoulders.
Move your nose and the paintbrush follows your visual attention to whatever it is you want to see.
You don't have to be perfect. You can stay loose and fluid.
It works - in part - because of the placement of rods and cones. Cones are where clear vision happens... and where the tip of the paintbrush is touching the world out there.
Your Nose Paintbrush is going to help you improve your eyesight as you go about your day... if you practice better and better with it each day.
It might seem weird, but it will.
And it has to do with the Principles of natural vision.
Your Nose Paintbrush, glued onto the end of your nose, helps you practice the Habits of good vision (well, some of the Habits) and the Habits of good vision are based on Principles of good eyesight.
There is a direct connection between Principles of good eyesight and the Habits you want to practice and build into your subconscious patterns of seeing.
The Principles of good eyesight are:
We've already covered a bit about Centralization, or Central Fixation, earlier in this Sketch, Breathe, Blink mini-course.
And we started learning about Movement in the last lesson... If you missed it, you can find it here.
Clear eyesight only happens with movement. Clear eyesight is dependent on relaxed vision. And... relaxed vision only happens with Movement.
"If we keep one of our eyes fixed upon any single point, after a while our vision becomes confused; a cloud is formed between the object and ourselves, and finally we see nothing at all... Where there is no movement, there is no perception." T. Ribot, the "Father" of the new psychological era of experimental research in The Psychology of Attention
When smelling a rose, the scent moves over your olfactory receptors.
Listening to music, sound waves move across your ear drums. When you feel the texture of fabric, you don't just plop your hand down on it. You actually have to move your hand over it (or the sensitive tip of your finger... sensitive finger tips - sensitive cones in your eyes - sensitive tip of your Nose Paintbrush) to feel the texture.
All of your senses work with movement. Your eyesight is no different. Your eyesight needs to move for it to stay relaxed.
Which is why the nose paintbrush is such a wonderful tool.
If you are actively Sketching Your World, then you have to be moving.
And it's not only your eyes moving... in fact, forget your eyes for a while... since your nose paintbrush is attached to your nose, you are literally moving your nose.
You point your nose to what you want to see. And you Move the tip of your paintbrush over an object, brushing it, in order to see it clearly.
You see how the Nose Paintbrush follows the first Principle of Movement?
Without movement, there is no perception.
Peace,Jason "Always Moving" StuckVision Improvement Coach
p.s. We're getting there. Sketching... Moving... Centralization... But this is a mini-corse on Sketch, Breath, and Blink. Our next two Habits bring it all together with the most important Principle of the whole process... Relaxation. But before we get there, take a look at this below. It's from "How to Improve Your Child's Eyesight Naturally" by Janet Goodrich, a great book by the way.
See you soon...
Now that you've got your Nose Paintbrush on, here's what to do with it and why.
And how it helps improve your eyesight.
There is only one small spot in the center of your field of vision where you see clearly with natural eyesight.
Take a breath and re-read that line again, it's an important one.
Anatomically speaking, your eyes consist of different types of cell receptors. For the purpose of this conversation, we're going to focus on the rods and cones.
Rods detect Movement.
Cones detect Detail and Clarity.
Rods - the movement detectors - are all around the sides of you eyes, in your periphery.
The cones are densely packed in the center.
The only place you see with detail, clarity, and vivid color is in the Center of your field of vision. Right there where all the cones are packed in.
Right there where the tip of your nose paintbrush touches the world.
Your visual interest... attention... and curiosity... guide your Nose Paintbrush to what you want to see.
The tip of your paintbrush, being directly our from your nose - that's where it's glued - rests in the Center of your field of vision.
Your Nose Paintbrush extends... touches... and paints with perfect clarity, anything you are visually interested in.
Your brush is there, doing its job, touching and painting the world. Your job...
Your job is to spark curiosity.
Find something visually interesting. Take notice and interest in your visual world. Living behind lenses (the machines of seeing) not only dulls your visual acuity, but it also dampens your sense of visual interest and curiosity.
Take notice of things "out there" and allow your paintbrush to do its thing.
We'll come back to interest and curiosity again, but there's something important about the above statement... Allow your paintbrush to do its thing.
If you were to sit down at the kitchen table with one of those paint by numbers pictures, the kind that shows you where to paint certain colors, and pretty much guarantees you'll come away with something that looks good, or at least recognizable...
In order to fill in the spaces and the lines with colors, you have to move your paintbrush, right?
You dip it in the color of paint you want... find the right number... fill it in. But you have to move your brush.
If you outline an object with your brush, you have to move it along the edges of the object.
If you were to sketch a picture of your favorite flower, or race car, or maybe you like banjos like me...
If you were to sketch a picture of your banjo, you have to move your brush to form the lines and edges of the shape. And then you have to move your brush to fill in the spaces of color and shadows.
Easy enough, right?
To draw or paint a picture, you have to move your brush, or pencil, or whatever you're using to Sketch your drawing.
I like Sketch, because a sketch of something does not have to be a masterpiece. It doesn't have to be perfect. It can be loose and fluid. You move your brush, get a sense and idea of the drawing, and move on.
There is a lot to unpack from this analogy and how it relates to natural eyesight.
At the highest level, you want to Sketch your visual world with your Nose Paintbrush. Follow edges of objects, fill in areas of color, paint shadows... All by Sketching without worrying about creating a masterpiece.
Move your brush over objects and move on.
In order to move your paintbrush, you have to relax your neck, and move your nose.
Watch the tip of you Nose Paintbrush - remember the tip rests in the only place you can see clearly - as it loosely moves and sketches whatever strikes your visual fancy.
The clarity, and color, and detail - the sought after 20/20 "perfect eyesight" - happens at the tip.
Place your attention at the tip of your Nose Paintbrush... or at the thing the tip is touching... and it reactivates your cones. The cells that do your detail sensing start to wake up. Your vision relaxes, and your cones are once again allowed to do their fine sensing.
Peace,Jason "Activate Your Cones" StuckVision Improvement Coach
p.s. A little note from Dr. Bates on the importance of the Movement that your Nose Paintbrush will also awaken...
"[Students should practice] seeing things moving all day long from the time the eyes are opened in the morning until they are closed at night, and going to sleep finally with the imagination of the swing...
The best thing for a busy person is to form a habit of content shifting [sketching] and to imagine that everything seen is moving. It is the habit of staring that spoils your sight. If you can correct this by constant shifting [sketching] and the realization of the movement produced by the shift, you can get well without so much palming and you will also be able to do your work better." - Dr. Bates Better Eyesight Magazine, November 1921
There is nothing magic about improving your eyesight.
It's really a nuts and bolts type of thing. It's based in science, anatomy, and how your visual system is designed to work.
But eyesight is magical.
And, it's not only physical. There is a physical component, for sure... but it has just as much to do with your mind as it does your eyes.
Vision - and perception - is a mental process. What you think of the visual world "out there," really happens in your mind. We'll talk more about the "out there in your mind" thing later.
But for now, know that your eyesight - your vision - depends on your Memory and Imagination.
Like I said in the last email, I'm going to give you a gift.
But you have to use your imagination to really get it.
You can use it any time you think of it to help you back to Centralized natural eyesight.
We're going to stretch your imagination and pretend in a moment, but first, I want you to physically do this next step...
I want you to touch the tip of your nose.
Got it there?
Put a finger on the tip of your nose. Don't worry, nobody's watching. And... if they are, so what. Let the naysayers keep their blurry vision.
Now, gently rub the tip of your nose. Wiggle it a little.
Feel the tingling in the tip of your nose while you give it a gentle massage.
Right now, you can't help but notice your nose, right? You feel the tip of your nose.
Now, pretend... Pretend I've given you magical super glue - unscented and organic, not tested on animals and all that. Magical superglue, and you've placed a dollop directly onto the tip of your nose.
Next, in your free, non-glue hand, I've given you the key - the magical tool - to practicing good vision Habits. A magical Nose Paintbrush.
Before you glue it onto your nose though, let me explain... It's a paintbrush with interesting characteristics.
It's weightless. Lighter than a feather. Also, it magically, and effortlessly, extends out into the landscape to touch whatever it is that you find visually interesting.
Here's a repeat for emphasis...
The paintbrush effortlessly extends, or retracts, to touch whatever it is you find visually interesting.
Okay, now go ahead and place the end of the paintbrush, the part you would normally hold in your hand, and put it firmly on the tip of your tingling nose. Right in the odorless, magic, super-sticky, super glue.
You now posses a magical Nose Paintbrush.
The tip fo your Nose Paintbrush bursts with vivid color and depicts the finest details.
The soft tip paints the world by following your visual interest.
Your job is to paint your world.
Don't worry about being perfect. Your Nose Paintbrush does all the work. Just move your Nose Paintbrush - remember it effortlessly extends and retracts to touch, and perfectly paints, whatever you desire to see.
Release your neck.
Point and move your nose to brush what you want to see.
Your Nose Paintbrush is going to become your new best friend on your journey to reclaiming your natural eyesight.
Oh, and ... I think it looks pretty good on you too.
Peace,Jason "Painting the World" StuckVision Improvement Coach
p.s. Just practice painting things for now. Loosen and release your neck. Move your nose. And let your Nose Paintbrush do the work.
In the next email, you'll discover how your newfound nose brush - if used properly - keeps you practicing perfect Principles and Habits of natural eyesight all day long.
See you soon...
Improving eyesight - as an idea - resonates with a lot of people.
Most folks don't like wearing their glasses, or contacts, and would rather have healthy "strong" eyes.
However, not many take the time and energy to do it.
There are a few major roadblocks to hold you back from finding "success" - whatever that means - with vision improvement.
I'll show you how to handle them all, but the first one... the main mountain to climb... is time.
Most people don't make the time to make the changes needed to improve their eyesight.
If you dedicate hours everyday to the Routines of vision improvement - Sunning, Palming, Swinging, etc. - you will bring relaxation to your visual system. You will start to see clear-er.
But it does you no good to relax for 10 or 15 minutes while you Palm, and then strain your eyes and mind the rest of the day.
Vision improvement isn't about exercises.
It's not about doing "eye exercises" for a certain amount of time, or a certain amount of repetitions every day.
It's about re-learning to see - All Day Long.
It has more to do with how you use your vision - your Mind and Eyes - All Day Long.
You don't have to struggle with time and schedules when you know how to apply the Habits of Vision Improvement.
There is a difference between the Routines of Vision Improvement and the Habits of Vision Improvement, as you'll soon see.
With good Habits, you can practice any time. Anywhere. You don't need to create a complicated schedule. You only need 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. (That's supposed to encourage you, by the way.)
Practice the Habits better and better each day and you'll see the world come in clearer, with sharper focus, brighter colors... and with ease.
It's not about exercises. You already use your mind and eyes all day. Now... you're going to discover how to use them in a way that brings relaxation and clear natural vision.
But first, before we get to the Habits, and the magic of Sketch, Breathe, and Blink - it's not really magic, but it can feel like it - I have to give you an imagination stretching gift.
It's a tool that will help you on your journey to clear eyesight.
It might even become a life-long companion. We'll see.
Coming up next...
Keep an eye on your inbox for [SBB] lesson 2.
Vision Improvement Coach
I'm excited you're here.
I've created a short - but helpful (I hope) mini-course for improving your eyesight naturally.
Over the next little while, I'm going to show you how to practice vision improvement - While you go about your daily activities.
Even if life feels busy - and it probably does - you can still practice vision improvement, and enjoy the process of re-learning to use your natural eyesight.
So, if you want to improve your vision...
And you want to do it without sacrificing loads of time from your day...
Then keep an eye on your inbox.
This Sketch, Breathe, and Blink mini-course will have [SBB] in the subject line.
I'm excited to share these techniques with you. They are an effective "distillation" of years of study, practice, and coaching others with improving their eyesight. I think they'll help you on your journey to your own vision improvement.
See you soon. Keep an eye out for [SBB] and we'll Sketch, Breathe, and Blink our way back to enjoying natural eyesight.
Jason "Improving Eyesight All Day Long" Stuck
Vision Improvement Coach
Borrow time. Track time. Find time. Have time. All the time in the world.
I don't have any time.
Or as Thoreau said in Walden, "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains."
I like that.
But I doubt you're living on Walden Pond right now. I know I'm not.
Whatever your relationship is like with time, the question remains...
How do you find the time for vision improvement?
You won't find your way back to clarity unless you take the time to bring relaxation back to your visual system and relearn proper vision habits.
It just doesn't happen by reading about it... not usually anyway.
You have to implement.
You have to build the routines and habits into your life in a way that sticks.
Sometimes, time seems to hold you back. Like when you don't have time to practice.
When you don't have time to fit one more thing into your already full and busy schedule.
If that's you, then what I'm going to share with you might be helpful.
There are ways of fitting vision improvement "in" regardless of how busy you are.
There are ways of incorporating good vision habits into your everyday life, regardless of the activity.
You have just as much time to use your eyes with strain as you do to use them with relaxation.
There are Routines of vision improvement that you set time aside to practice.
Palming, Sunning, Swinging... you want to set time aside to practice those. And there are ways to do it so they become rituals you effortlessly perform and look forward to.
But, there are also Habits of vision improvement, Moving, Breathing, Centralizing... that you don't need to set time aside for.
You can practice while you're doing the dishes, working at your computer, or even a-fishing in a stream.
I know I want to practice and improve my eyesight by a-fishing in a stream.
Anyway, the point is... you can find the time for the Routines. I can help you find the time and build them into your life in a way that sticks.
And... when you know how to incorporate the Habits of good vision... time doesn't matter.
You either use good habits that bring clear eyesight, or bad one's that bring strain and blur.
That's all for now.
Let it all sink in and distill. Take the time to internalize... You have just as much time to use your eyes with strain as you do to use them with relaxation.
Jason "Goin' A-Fishing" Stuck
Vision Improvement Coach
P.S. If you want help finding the time to practice vision improvement... and learning how to improve your eyesight anytime, doing anything...
Then hit reply and let me know. I'll help you get there.
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