Have you felt addicted to your screen? Have you felt that it is easier to WhatsApp or message a person rather than talk in person? Do you sometimes lose focus as you mindlessly toggle among apps not sure what you wanted to do in the first place? Have you sometimes found that your hand reaches for your phone almost on automatic mode before you can even think?
Declare Tech Free Zones and Times:
Follow simple rules as “no phones at the dinner table” or “no texting after 9pm” or assigning certain areas of the home as tech free zones. Choose a rule and stick to it. Be accountable, perhaps a point system for following the plan maybe an incentive to the family.
Get the whole family to participate:
It is fun to walk the talk together and important that the whole family follows the rules together. The temptation is always greater when you see someone not following.
Coloured apps are designed to trigger your brain reward system and make you feel good. By choosing greyscale you limit the attraction to the device.
Limit what is on your home screen:
Put all the apps that distract you like games social networking apps into folders and move them to the second or third screen. Out of sight will definitely put it out of mind… at least for some time.
Be your own policeman:
Download apps to track your screen time, like Moment and Unglue. These throw up astounding results. You invariably always use your phone way more than you think! The good thing is that these apps come with interesting features like annoying bells that if activated can help you limit your screen usage.
One thing is clear screen usage is here to stay, but Go ahead give this diet a shot.it may get you back in control. Life is always making quality choices!!