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How to Limit Your Screen Time

Things to do to Limit Screen Time

One of my recent goals is to cut down on the amount of time I spend on my phone and computer. It has become habitual for me to grab my phone immediately upon waking up, and I want to change that. Here are some things I have come up with to fill my day instead of scrolling through social media.

  • Read

This has been my favorite hobby since my childhood, so I like making time to read at least one chapter of a book a day. Currently I am reading 1984 by George Orwell.

  • Card Games

Playing card games on a relaxing summer day is incredibly underrated. I like to play solitaire, but you can play anything you want (or make a house of cards.)

  • Board Games

This one is a bit trickier if you are looking for something to do alone. Jenga is my favorite game to play recently, both alone or with friends. 

  • Crochet / Knit / Sew

When you are bored, it is the perfect time to pick up a new skill. Practice sewing and make your own pin cushion out of fabric and stuffing. Crochet or knit a blanket or scarf. Once you get the hang of it, it can be very fun and therapeutic.

  • Play an Instrument

If you have a guitar or a keyboard collecting dust in your bedroom, brush it off and practice some chords. It is incredible how much progress can be made by playing for 30 minutes a day.

  • Draw

You don’t need to be an artist to draw. You don’t even need fancy supplies to get started. All you need is a pencil, some paper, and your creativity. 

  • Color

You are never too old to color. Print up a coloring sheet or buy a book at the dollar store. 

  • Exercise

Exercising will always be a good hobby to have on your side. Try some yoga, go for a walk around your neighborhood, or visit your local gym to burn off some energy.

  • Try a New Hairstyle

It is easy to fall into the habit of running a brush through your hair and going about your day. Take some time to experiment with some new hairstyles and change up your look.

  • Practice Makeup

I was never the girl who knew how to do makeup well in school. I stayed far away from eyeliner, terrified of even attempting a cat eye. Spend a few more minutes to try a new eyeshadow look. 

  • Go Through Clothes

Who didn’t like putting on little fashion shows when they were little? Going through your clothes can be both fun and productive. Experiment with different outfit combinations, set aside clothing that no longer fits, and clean up your closet. 

  • Try a New Recipe

Even something as simple as a new smoothie combination can be fun and introduce you to new cooking habits. Grab a cookbook and step out of your culinary comfort zone!

  • Write / Journal

Journaling is a great way to get in touch with yourself and reevaluate your goals. If something is bothering you, this is a great way to dig deep into your emotions. I also like writing short stories and poems when I have the time. 

How much time do you typically spend on your phone during the day? Let me know in the comments! I was shocked to see that most days, I was on my phone for over 2 hours! 

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