In the past two weeks I’ve adopted a new piece of software for my Mac: BreakTime, a product of ExcitedPixel:
“BreakTime is a simple utility that’s designed to help you remember to take breaks away from your computer. It never forgets a break, running in your dock and / or menu bar (or even in the background).”
“BreakTime actively monitors your keyboard and mouse usage to intelligently reschedule breaks when it thinks you’ve taken them. If it detects you’ve been away for a while, it will reschedule your break when you return. It’s almost magic.”
I have it set to let me work for 28 minutes and then a 2 minute break. 2 minutes is just enough time for me to do a trip around the building, including a couple of flights of stairs.
I like it!