B uy a dictionary.
Really, I mean it.
If you use words to communicate (as opposed to pointing and grunting) then you should buy yourself a big, bulky, paper-based dictionary like the new American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.
Get real. I can Google a definition faster than I can look it up in a paper-based dictionary.
That’s quite true. But I’m telling you to buy and use a paper-based dictionary, not for the sake of productivity, but for your health.
Now please stop laughing.
Let me explain.
My dictionary is on the right-side return of my desk. To use the dictionary I have to turn my body, flip through the pages, refocus my eyes, find the definition I need, memorize it, then turn back to the computer to make sure I’ve used the word correctly. Within the span of two minutes I have exercised my torso, given my fingers a needed rest (and provided an alternate exercise), flexed my eye muscles and engaged my memory cells. All this exercise costs less than $60.00 dollars. That’s a one-time payment. Not monthly, like your gym membership or your internet access. Just one simple, affordable payment for a lifetime of health.
So make the right choice.
Make the healthy choice.
Buy a dictionary.