How to reduce your screentime?

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Screen time is the amount of time you spent on your smartphone, computer, television, or video game console. Technology has unlocked a huge human potential to achieve new heights, but with all the good comes the bad too like we’re glued to our devices, technology, social medial often spending 4 hours every day, sometimes even more. But instead of rejecting technology, I’m interested in how we can bring it into our lives without negatively affecting our well-being. So these are 3 effective ways that I’ve applied to reduce my own life and I think it might help you.

Step 1: Track your screentime on your computer and your phone.

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Most phones have this ability to track the amount of time you spend on every single app on your phone or you can download any app and Software available for it. Analyze your time where you spend it like on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other unhealthy app which keeps you from being productive. Think about it do you really want to spend your time on that. Understandably, you may want to a certain amount of time every day to use social media but often I find, at least for myself that things can quickly get out of hand. even after you have managed to get your screen time down you might find occasionally slipping back into your old pattern having a way to track your screen time will help you get your priorities done.

Step 2: turn off all your notifications.

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Notifications are dangerous for several reasons you are constantly getting buzzes or pings on your phone get you to compulsively wicked up without even thinking. This can quickly turn your 1-minute reply to 45 minutes conversation or even an hour of mindless scrolling. Therefore, I turn off my all push messages, except alarms, phone calls, text messages, and calendar notifications.

Step 3: turn your screen into a black and white theme.

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When you change your phone screen color to grayscale social media places significantly less power over you. This decreases dopamine secretion in your body which is responsible for many addictions.

And, an easy step or extra step you can create friction between you and your cell phone like put it far away from your desk. lastly, steps can be deleting social media apps and blocking distracting websites which will answer create great friction.

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These were some steps I took to substantially decrease my screen time on unhealthy apps.

Thank you…




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