Excessive screen time has become a serious concern among people with the advent of digitization and the advancement of digital technology. This has pushed researchers, practitioners, and society, on the whole, to focus on digital well-being.
With the enforcement of public measures to curb the pandemic, screen time has further increased among people. Societies were under lockdown, and going digital was the only way to stay connected. In this blog, we attempt to understand social connectedness via screens, the negative consequences of excessive screen time, and suggest strategies to maintain healthy use of digital technology. The suggestions for negative implications of screen time on well-being warrant a strict need for instilling healthy digital habits, knowing that screens are here to stay and grow with time.
There have been many correlations between more time spent in front of a device and worse mental health outcomes.
Influencing our mental health isn't the only effect screens might have on our well-being. It also concerns that staring at screens might impact our sleep.
Given the pandemic situation, it might be hard to cut down your screen time. If this is the case, practice a few methods that concentrate less on time limits and more on being conscious of technology usage. Instead of implementing a time-bound mark, all screen users should practice being more aware of their behaviors. How, you ask? Here are a few ways:
Of course, we understand that it's not always easy to reduce phone usage, but the facts and evidence suggest that it's a beneficial effort. According to a study, limiting social media use to 30 minutes daily can significantly decrease anxiety and fear of missing out and improvements in general well-being.
Here are a few tips you could make use of to reduce your online time:
It is recommended to consult a health care provider if you have concerns about excessive screen time with negative outcomes on health, such as:
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