3 minutes ago
Mobile phones are amazing little gadgets aren’t they, but I think it’s safe to say we all spend too much time on them.
Ofcom produced a report in 2018 titled ‘A Decade of Digital Dependancy’... let me give you some fun facts from that report:
• 18-24 year olds check their phones on average every 8.6 minutes, and spend an average of 4+ hours per day on their phone... (-Guilty 🤷🏻♀️)
• 25-65 year olds check their phones on average every 12 minutes, and spend on average 2 hrs 49 minutes a day on their phones.
• 92% of people said it was essential their phones could web browse
• Over a third said they’d be lost without their phones or would rather give up their television than their phone.
• One in 10 people said that to turn off their phone for a prolonged period was ‘liberating’.
So here’s what I figure. We should all switch off, even if for a little bit. Perhaps we could take inspiration from the likes of @jayalderton who switches his phone each Thursday to a vintage model only capable of making calls & texts (and snake).. or simply... put your phone on charge, and move to a different room.
I’m going to try and reduce my time online, it’s a work in progress but I’ve already seen a spike in productivity as a direct result. Could you see a benefit in doing the same..?