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These days, almost everybody suffers from the overuse of technology, knowingly or unknowingly. We can’t stop checking Facebook during an important conversation. Parents complain their children spen...

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9 Tips to Reduce Technology Usage

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1. Enjoy Your Food

Make your eating-time a no screen-time. Instead of looking at your phone, feel the sensation of your food i.e. the taste and smell of your food.

Put the phones away and enjoy conversing wit...

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2. Set Screen Time Limits

Set computer and mobile time limits. Install apps that track the amount of time you spend on your devices.

At the end of the day look at your total time. See where you could trim back and f...

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3. Stop Compulsive Checking of Email and Social Media

Check your email and social apps only during set times. Instead of checking your email every 20 minutes give it a check every three hours. Set a routine of checking it at 9, noon, 3, and 6. You ca...

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MAKE TIME BY JAKE KNAPP & JOHN ZERATSKY

Above all, taking control of your inbox requires a mental shift from “as fast as possible” to “as slow as you can get away with”. (Ref: Make Time)

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4. Screen-Less Driving

Do not use technology such as your cell phones or iPads while driving. Instead, talk to each other, listen to the radio, and play fun word games.

If you really need to use your phone e.g. t...

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5. Fine Alternatives to Tech

Find healthy alternatives to your tech gadgets. When you get the urge to surf the net or social media, go for a walk instead.

Use pen and paper for taking notes instead of your note-taking ...

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6. Get outdoors

When you are too busy hiking, skiing, skating, and camping you won’t have any time or need to use your devices.

Even if you are not that adventurous (like me), just get out of your room wit...

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7. Stop Bing-Watching

Treat your streaming apps as TV. Set a specific time for streaming apps like YouTube and Netflix.

If you find it hard to follow a specific timetable, uninstall streaming apps from your phon...

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8. Screen-less Sleep

Turn off your cell phone before sleep. Or at least, don’t use screens in your bed.

If you need to use them at night, keep a chair in your bedroom and use them sitting on the chair rather th...

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MAKE TIME BY JAKE KNAPP & JOHN ZERATSKY

Remove all electronic devices to transform your bedroom into a true sanctuary for sleep. No TVs, no iPads. No Kindles with backlights.

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9. Stop Posting Everything Online

You don’t need to put a status update every time to eat at a restaurant. Not only this is bad for your privacy, but it is likely to increases your screen time.

Try posting only on specific ...

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I have practiced almost all of the above-mentioned tips. However, If practicing all of them to once seems overwhelming to you, start with one tip at least, or make them less extreme to suit your c...

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