Writer’s eye syndrome is what I’ve got.
For the past week I’ve been spending a lot of time editing two upcoming releases. The Tricked Out Toolbox~Marketing and Promotional Tools Every Writer Needs, my non-fiction craft book coming out in early spring 2012, and Color Me Love, an Olivia Davis Mini-Mystery, coming out in February 2012.
When I looked in the mirror, I had to do a double take! I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were dark, puffy, red, full of stress and worry. Now I’m not big on make up. I’ve never worn a lot of it and I’ve never learned how to apply it, so now I’m thinking these eyes that have found a home on my face will never go away.
Lately I've been getting a lot of "you okay?" from neighbors, friends, and family. Personally
I think they are thinking, “Gosh, writing is killing her. Maybe she should stop and get some sleep.”
So….I’ve been on the hunt for something that will help my eyes, short of surgery.
Who did I go to? My trusty old friend Google. There are a million ideas out there.
O course I found the old tried and true tea bags and cucumbers, but it did nothing for me. I’m desperate! I’d do almost anything to make my tired eyes feel better. And then a light came shining down and I couldn’t believe what I was reading.
YES! Preparation H? Do you think I went and bought a tube and dab some on my puffy, red, sad eyes?
YES I DID! Only I didn't dab, I rubbed!
Did it work?
Let’s just say I’m giving it a few days and a lot of dabs.
If it doesn’t work or get somewhat better I do have another secret….
Cold milk tastes great with a big slice of rich chocolate cake, but cold milk is also great for tired, puffy eyes. If you’re looking exceptionally tired these days, try a milk treatment that will soothe and relax your eyes.
Pour ice cold milk into a shallow bowl, and toss in a couple of large cotton balls. Find a place to lie down, place a towel beneath your head, and with eyes tightly closed, place milk-soaked cotton balls over your eyes. After ten or fifteen minutes, wash, dry, and moisturize your face as usual. (http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/44611/home_remedies_to_soothe_puffy_tired_pg2.html?cat=69)
Do you have any home remedies for tired bones, eyes or anything else to help this ailing writer?