The average person checks their phone 150 times a day! Now compound that with the amount of time we spend in front of computer screens, TVs and tablets. All of this screen time effects our brain, eyes, neck, back, weight, relationships and happiness. How about in the spirit of spring we make an effort to limit our screen time and use that time to get outside and smell the flowers?
Start small by turning off any electronics 30 minutes before bed and leave your phone outside the bedroom. If you’re saying, “but it’s my alarm clock!”. Please go and buy an old-school alarm clock. This will allow your brain time to relax before bed and allow you a better night’s sleep. If you’re ready for the next step limit your own daily allowance of screen time. Maybe it’s only allowing one episode of your favorite show a day or decreasing from checking Facebook 10 times a day to once a day.
No matter how you choose to make a change it will make a difference in your life. You’ll have more time and focus to connect with loved ones, you’ll spend less time sedentary, be more active and relearn to recharge without our electronic escapes.