Finding Happiness By Putting Your Phone Down

In a recent study, the impact of reducing daily social media use by just 30 minutes was examined. Even this modest decrease in screen time led to significant improvements in mental health for those who cut back, showing reduced anxiety, melancholy, loneliness, and the “fear of missing out.”

The study’s notable aspect was its practical approach, placing the responsibility on users rather than external monitoring, making it an accessible strategy for individuals starting on the path to mindful digital consumption.

Reducing your phone usage may seem impossible, but there are many ways to reduce your digital consumption, from phone-free zones and schedules to deleting apps and using screen-time tools.

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