4 Tips for Reducing Your Screen Time
Now let’s get practical. These tips are designed to assist you in reducing your screen time by helping you find a balance between staying connected and maintaining productivity.
🗑️ 1. Delete "Non-Essential" Apps
Take a critical look at the applications on your smartphone. Are there apps that you rarely use or serve no significant purpose in your life? These are "non-essential" apps that can be safely deleted. By decluttering your device, you'll reduce the temptation to spend time on apps that don't add value to your life.
🌐 2. Remove Distractions with Web Versions
Some applications are highly distracting, yet we can't do without them entirely. In such cases, check if the app has a web version that can be accessed from a browser. By removing the app from your phone and using the web version when needed, you create an intentional barrier that prevents mindless scrolling and helps you stay focused.
🧹 3. Reorganize Your Home Screen
The apps on your home screen are the ones that are most easily accessible and, therefore, the most tempting. To reduce their immediate availability, move them to another screen or organize them into folders. The simple act of having to search for an app can deter you from using it impulsively.
🔒 4. Use An App blocker or Screen Time Management Tool
Sometimes, we may require a little help. For this, you can download an app blocker that will allow you to block the apps of your choice for as long as you need. The most complete tool for iPhone is Jomo, available for free on the App Store.
With Jomo, you can block apps for specific time slots or set time limits on your most distracting apps. Additionally, you can link a blocking session to a concentration mode, and we'll provide more details about this in the following article.
Let’s (re)take control of your screen time, reduce distractions, and maximize your productivity. Remember, it's not about completely blocking all your apps but reorganizing your digital environment to help your brain thrive. Ultimately, the goal is to use technology as a means to enhance your life and make more time for the things that truly matter.