My weekly screen time on Twitter two weeks ago was 14 hours.
Two hours of every single day was spent scrolling through a feed of people's thoughts.
I'd even set screen limits but just kept clicking "remind me in 15 minutes".
Since that wasn't working, here's a few things that I'm going to try instead:
Switching my phone to black and white
I read this tip somewhere, but the goal is that by removing bright colors, our phones are supposed to be less intriguing.
Leaving it at home
I take my dog on a walk every morning and found myself scrolling and walking at the same time. So last week, I started leaving my phone at home. Nothing's going to happen at 6:30 in the morning that I need to immediately respond to.
Removing apps from the home screen
Today I deleted Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram from my main home screen to avoid seeing them as soon as I unlock my phone. It still keeps them installed on your phone, they're just not sitting in plain view.
Maybe a combination of all 3 will help, but I'll report back next Sunday to see what this week's screen time ends up being.
Essay #65 - 5.30.21