It was the last week of November 2019.
The past three weeks had been intense. I had a lot of client work to write (Academic writing).
On a typical day, I would type 20 pages (6,000 words). By the last week of November, my hands were aching.
I later learned weakness of the middle fingers is associated with a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with excessive typing.
I did some research and learned about the history of the QWERTY keyboard layout and the better alternatives that existed.
Note you can easily switch between the Colemak layout and the QWERTY layout by pressing windows + Space keys
Use the Keyboard on the screen as a guide instead of looking at the actual keyboard.
The above tips are especially important if you don’t have an external keyboard.
Changing laptop keyboard keys around is a complicated affair.
I have been through several other demanding months where I had to type around 10,000 words a day.
The colemak keyboard layout has come through for me during such times in a big way. I have experienced zero pain in my hands