Really Good Ideas to Reduce Screen Time

Tristan Harris used to work for Google as a code writer where he soon discovered that apps and websites existed for the sole purpose of serving ads – not mental health or less anxiety.

Now Harris has become an advocate for taking control of our digital devices without giving up the more useful aspects.

  1. Turn off all notifications except from real live people
  2. Using grayscale instead of the more inviting color.
  3. Limit your first screen of apps to just tools–the apps you use for quick in-and-out tasks like Maps, Camera, Calendar, Notes, or Lyft. Move the rest of your apps, especially mindless choices off the first page and into folders.
  4. Charge your device outside of your bedroom.
  5. Remove social media from your phone – it is the attention black hole.

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