Trade screens for life
IF you felt a little guilty after reading Yana Holmes’ outstanding persuasive writing piece, you definitely are not alone.
All I could think about when I was reading Yana’s stats was how much time I spend staring at various screens.
Her figures suggest the average person checks their phone about nine times per hour, which equates to about 110 times per day.
I don’t fit into the average category; I’m one of those people who are beyond the obsessive and check my phones (I use two) about 15-20 times an hour.
Add to that the countless hours spent staring at a computer or television, and you have to wonder when my eyes will morph into squares.
I’ve made attempts to wean myself from screens and am on a bit of a lifestyle kick where I am joining in as many activities as I can.
It concerns me to know how much of the “outside world” – you know, everything that isn’t a screen – I have missed due to my “addiction”.
So like Yana wrote, go outside and kick a ball, you don’t know how much life is passing you by and the opportunities you’re missing out on.