Updated: Jan 25, 2022
How many years are you willing to throw away?
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistic the average person spends 2 hours and 36 minutes a day watching TV....and 3 hours and 10 min on their phones!
“All the hours we spend in front of screens can negatively impact your mental and emotional state as a whole.” - Julia Dellit of adaptive.com
Recent studies on the relationship between screen time and mental health are shocking.
The research is particularly telling in terms of the impact on our ability to experience joy.
Especially when it comes to children and young adults.
I was born in 1991, and feel that my generation has a unique perspective on screen time.
For half of my childhood, TV was the only screen I saw, and then in High School I received my first smart phone. I witnessed the massive shift right before my eyes.
Like an overnight sensation, my friends went from playing outside, deep uninterrupted conversations, memories and moments of pure presence and living it up....to looking down at our phones.
Are we really "Addicted"?
Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences
My average screen time is 1 hr and 50 min. Still higher than I would like, even though I do a good bit of work and music related things on my phone.
But if the numbers from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics are right, then the average American is looking at a screen almost 6 hours a day!
- Considering the average American sleeps 8 hours a day +
- Works or at school 8 hours a day +
throw in meals and homework and that =
the average America is spending just about ZERO time to do some seriously healthy things.
With average person lives to be 84, that means our children will be spending 49 years of their life either looking at a screen or sleeping. That is 58% of their lives
This really saddens me, and I wanna help change this. But we first have to face the fact: Yes, we are addicted.
“The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit ” - Bryant McGill
THROW IT AWAY
Yes, you could throw your phone away. But what I really mean is to throw away the habit.
First, it has starts with facing that it is a bad habit, and honestly confronting there is an addiction. And it's not a judgment, but a revelation.
Don't forget that companies like Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, Google, are making billions of dollars off of us, and that it is in their best interest as a company to keep us looking at these screens and staying on their sites for as long as possible.
They have absolutely mastered it, so we are not weak for falling into their marketing plan. . .but we are effected heavily by it. Both physically and mentally.
So you've faced the fact there is a massive distraction in our way. The revelation has begun.
The seed to growing your massive success has been planted. You are becoming a champion.
You are on the way to overcoming your mental limitation, and accepting that you are an unbelievably powerful bad ass that can do whatever you put your mind to. THAT YOU WERE BUILT PERFECTLY FOR YOU!
So what next?
This is where the exciting stuff goes down. The crowd has gone silent, the lights are off, and the band has hit the stage. You feel that building shaking. The show has begun.
We have to find what we really want in life. Like....what we really really really want.
The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit.
And when we do find this thing, this hobby, this dream, this goal... we can make a plan to get there.
We can find what it is going to take to get there. And before we know it, we will be standing above our vision holding what we most deeply desire in the palm of our hands!!
It's dramatic. It's cliche. But it's true. And when it happens, we fly.
Right now, so many people don't know what it's like to fly. I do, and I want you to know what it's like.
So let's put our phones down, unsubscribe from a few apps and TV networks, and find something that is so much more fun and fulfilling than looking at screens.
It is out there. And yooooooz gonna love ittttt!
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