5 small ways to unplug everyday

When is the last time you went a waking hour without any screen time?

If you’re like me, it’s been a while. Our phones have become little lifelines to everything we could possibly want—whether it’s a look into how many steps we’ve taken, a direct line to food delivery, or an automatic taxi hailer, our phones serve an almost endless amount of functions.

While it’s undoubtedly convenient to instantly navigate the best route to work every day, our phones have also become a bit of a burden. Last week, I picked up my phone around 101 times per day (according to my screen time tracker.) 101. Times. Since I keep my phone on silent, I often pick up my phone for one reason—only to be distracted by any number of notifications. Twenty minutes later, I forget why I even picked up my phone in the first place.

So, how do I reduce my dependency on my own phone? How do I reduce the pick-ups, the hours spent on Instagram, and my overall usage?