The well-known topic: Unfortunately, we spend far too much time on our mobile phones.
According to various studies and surveys, the average mobile phone usage time for young adults between 18 and 25 years is about 3-4 hours per day. Just think what you could have done in that time.
Here we share with you 5 simple steps on how to spend less time on your mobile phone.
Step 1. Become aware and set goals
Ask yourself how much time you spend on your mobile phone every day and what negative effects you might notice. Do you often get headaches, have trouble falling asleep or perhaps suffer from back pain? Be sure to set realistic goals at the beginning, such as reducing screen time by just one hour per day to minimise such complaints. This way you can increase week by week.
Step 2. Create digital-free places and times
This step is easy to implement and achieves the best results in the long term. Here you do without your smartphone in certain places. This can be areas such as the bedroom or your desk.
Of course, you can also do this in nature when you are out and about and you meet up with friends for a hike or a walk or you arrange to meet in a café. It also makes sense to skip "checking your phone" at certain times of the day, like right after you get up and just before you go to bed, and instead start or end the day with a short stretch.
Step 3: Turn off notifications!
Step 4: Find alternative activities and set priorities
Step 5: Find allies
Integrating a Digital Detox often requires a lot of perseverance. To make it a little easier, grab a friend or family member who has similar goals and support each other! Exchange experiences, share tips and motivate each other in difficult moments. Be patient with yourself and allow yourself the occasional exception.
So, let's not waste time :)