Our phones open the doors to a myriad of communication, convenience, and connection, and that’s all great, but have you ever considered how all-consuming our reliance on our devices really is?
Are we literally addicted? Common Sense media says kids 8-12 spend an average of 6 hours on their screens. Teens are up to 9 hours per day. One study suggests that teens who spend 5+ hours/day on screens are 2x as likely to say they’re unhappy. Adults average around 3 hours and 35 minutes.
OK, so most of us don't want to be without our devices, even while we know that they are taking over some aspects of life. What can we do?
Tiffany Shlain, who I spoke with recently, about her groundbreaking book called 25/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, has some important suggestions for humans of every age.
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