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4 Fabulous Benefits of Reducing Screen Time

In the kind of digital life we are living, we are using distinct devices that make us stare at their screens often. The previous week we had seen the ways to reduce screen time. But, why should anyone reduce screen time? We should minimize our screen time to benefit our health, relationships, and lifestyle. We all know we need to give up something to gain something. That way, when we give up screen time, we gain on something else or rather many things. 

  • More time within 24 hours: We all have the same 24 hours but some of us keep fretting that we don’t have enough time for anything. When we limit our screen time, we have much more time to do things that we couldn’t spare time for. Usually, we waste a lot of time on watching TV or social media. When we limit this time, we can spend much more time with our family, friends and even indulge in our favorite hobbies. 

  • Improve concentration levels: When a lot of time is wasted on scrolling screens, one thing we invite involuntarily is the distraction. We get distracted easily and our attention spans get reduced by indulging in excessive screen time. So, by keeping ourselves away from screens, we increase our attention span and thereby improve concentration levels. We can focus more and increase productivity by limiting our screen time.
  • Minimize stress: Reduced screen time reduces anxiety and stress as we don’t bother about emails to be attended or posts on social media. When we are online, we tend to check our emails often and also feel anxious about what people think of us on social media. This gives undue stress to us and sometimes may even lead to depression. By avoiding indulging in too much of emails or social media, we can remain calm and relaxed. 
  • Better Sleep: Watching screen whether TV, computer or smartphone in nights and especially in bed, affects our sleep habits and deprives us of proper and sufficient sleep. By switching off from screen mode at least an hour before sleep time, we can relax our eyes and brain and hence, have a good sleep and rejuvenate ourselves for the next day.

Although every individual’s needs differ regarding the use of various screens, we have to analyze how much time we are spending on various screens and how much time in that is really important and productive for us. We have to check where and when we can reduce our screen time and how we can benefit from that to have a better and happy life. 

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