Why it’s vital to take a break from screens

“I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.” 

“I don’t believe in overuse [of technology]. I’m not a person that says we’ve achieved success if you’re using it all the time. I don’t subscribe to that at all.”

“There are are still concepts that you want to talk about and understand. In a course on literature, do I think you should use technology a lot? Probably not.”

Who said that? Head of Apple, Tim Cook. 

By now it should be clear that overuse of technology and social media is creating a lot of mental health issues. And this is not a coincidence – they are designed to be addictive. 

So how can you regain control? By introducing a few simple rules you can follow without having to engage willpower. A couple of hours before going to bed, put your phone to sleep – outside your bedroom. If you use it as an alarm clock – buy a simple alarm clock. Studies have shown that phones have a negative impact on our wellbeing and performance simply by having them in the same room. Turning them on airplane mode seems to be not enough. 

How do you disconnect from technology? Share your best tips in the comments below.