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Why and How Should You Reduce Screen Time?

Are you stressed that you are spending way too much time on your phone? You’re not the only one. It was noted in 2019 that students tend to spend almost 8 hours of their time on tech screens. This average time doesn’t include the time spent on digital gadgets in schools and on the computer for homework.

The survey also found out that they spend their time either on social media or gaming. Over usage of these gadgets can lead to cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, and sleepless nights as well as feelings of depression and loneliness.

Effects on teenagers

While teens spend their time behind screens, they refrain from taking part in any physical activity, which can lead to weak eyesight, higher anxiety levels, stress, and issues with focus.Teenagers are relationship conscious, so that is why they are more likely to stay connected to their social media connections rather than actual people that are surrounding them.

On the other hand, it is said that teenagers who clock in less than 1 hour a day are less prone to catch illnesses and will develop accordingly.

Impact on working adults

Drawn out screen time could likewise have antagonistic consequences for young adults and working professionals. Aside from facing similar medical problems, like insomnia and poor overall physical wellbeing, working adults may also observe dropping productivity levels at work.

Here are three hints that can support teenagers and young adults in dealing with too much screen exposure:

Keep track of screen time

Strictly keep track of the time you are spending behind the screens and what you are doing while using it. This method could be helpful for many people, as most folks underestimate the time they spend using electronic devices.

Turn off the notifications

Shutting down all the distractions from incoming notifications is the simplest and fastest way to limit screen exposure. You must admit it that it’s quite hard not to pick up the phone or laptop while it’s constantly buzzing from messages and other social media apps. Making it a habit will not only enhance your focus but will also help you bond with the people around you.

Make phone-free spaces

One way to stop yourself—and other family members—from spending too much time on various screens is to make a rule about specific places being gadget-free. Strictly adhere to the standards you have set, and try to put your devices down when you’re at work or when you’re talking to someone else as well.

If you want a fresh and active life, you must change your habits and stop being glued to your phone for hours.

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