🧠 Trick #3: Self-awareness might be one of your best bets
Here's an excellent tip to realize when you're wasting time watching YouTube Shorts: every time you catch yourself watching more than 4-5 YouTube Shorts in a row, do 10 push-ups (or knee push-ups) or 10 squats, your choice.
Today, we tend to be sedentary and often sitting, and this kind of movement helps "wake up" the sometimes sleepy and lazy body. This will raise your self-awareness, and at the same time, you will do a good action after feeling guilty about watching YouTube Shorts.
Paired with this technique, you can also keep a journal where you write the month's dates like a calendar and draw a stick under the date every time you have a watching session of more than 4-5 YouTube Shorts. This will help you realize how much time you spend watching YouTube Shorts.
Do this on paper or in a notebook because using a pen speaks more to your brain than writing it on your smartphone. These measures may seem radical or too simple, but try them; they are extremely effective. You will spend less time on YouTube Shorts, and your mental and physical health will thank you.
How to Limit Your Time on YouTube? [Long-term solution using Jomo]
As a bonus, we wanted to talk to you about a long-term solution that can be very effective in limiting your time on YouTube and other applications on your smartphone. Perhaps you also spend too much time on TikTok or Instagram… by using the Jomo app available on iPhone and Mac, you can regain control of your precious time.
Jomo has been specifically designed to spend less time on your smartphone and eliminate addictions such as spending too much time watching YouTube Shorts. The app is straightforward, and new useful features are regularly added.
In the case of YouTube Shorts, one Jomo feature will allow you to block YouTube completely or during specific hours each day.
Here's how to proceed:
2️⃣ Go to "Rules" and then tap on the "+" to select "Start blocking session"
3️⃣ Choose "App blocked" and select "YouTube" in "Social" to block YouTube
4️⃣ In "Timing," change "Scheduled" to "Always on" if you want to block YouTube completely. If not, select "Scheduled" and set your day(s) and hours when you want YouTube blocked.
5️⃣ Tap on Start to start blocking YouTube
If you don't want to adjust these settings, the Jomo team has also developed a template called "Conscious use" that you can easily find. It allows you to block/unblock the applications of your choice (including YouTube) whenever you want with a simple switch.
If you want to regain control of your time and reduce iPhone usage, Jomo will be your best ally in your journey towards better digital well-being.
If you feel you spend too much time watching YouTube Shorts, that's already a first success because you're aware of it. These tips and strategies will help you further definitively limit or completely stop your consumption of YouTube Shorts.