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At the moment, everyone is encountering the problem of spending high screen time. It is clear, making us more distracted and a little less productive. Too much screen time is also messing with our eyes, even causing headaches and making it even more challenging to concentrate on our day-to-day activities. We are so glued to our phones that we can’t see what is outside the virtual space. Because of which we kind of miss out on so many beautiful things. So, if you are facing these issues, we are on the same team.
I will be sharing some of my most straightforward and most favorite tips to help you with the same.
- Make everyday schedules: Make a to-do list every morning, including all the reports you have to fill in, video calls you have to answer, pitches you have to give across, and digital games you want to play! Ensure there are enough screen-free breaks between these exercises.
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Designed by Californian optometrist Jeffrey Anshel, the 20-20-20 rule is a straightforward hack to control screen time. So, for every 20 minutes consumed looking at a screen, spend 20 seconds watching something 20 feet apart. It can be your window, a wall, or just space. It encourages you to switch the visual view and realign your ideas.
- Have an electronics-free zone in the house: Make a detox room of electronics and use this space as your very own meditation hollow and consume an hour here every day. Focus on simple breathing exercises to destress or take a nap. Whatever works for you.
- Set a deadline: The 20-20-20 rule is great for the weekdays but on the weekends, when you turn to Netflix for suggestions, set a viewing limit for yourself. Instead of binge-watching a series in 24 hours, watch 1-2 episodes a day to not exhaust your eyes. For the rest of the hours, share your time between cooking, vacuuming, reading, meditating, and napping in your ‘detox room.’
- Pick exercise over scrolling: Replace your 20-minute Insta-scrolling morning sessions with a 20-minute exercise routine made up of jumping jacks, push-ups, crunches, squats, and planking. Your body and mind will thank you for it.