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Swap Mindless Scrolling For Worthwhile Screen Time

If you’re tired of wasting hours on TikTok or checking updates from your Insta feed, then maybe it’s time to do something about it. Most of us are guilty of getting stuck in a scrolling spiral – it can help us unwind and find some entertainment, after all. But what happens when it becomes too much and we really are wasting our time?

The good news is that it’s possible to use your screen time for something a little more worthwhile. From learning opportunities to boosting your brain power, you can turn your scrolling into something more positive and change the way you spend your screen time. Here are some ideas for how you can make changes to your phone habits.

Learn a language 

Instead of watching videos of people traveling the world, why not improve your language skills to help inspire you to do some traveling of your own? Learning a language can be a lot of fun, and the best language learning apps tend to gamify the experience to make it far more enjoyable than when you were at school. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you progress –  as little as 15 minutes a day could enhance your skills, and help keep your brain sharp too. 

Boost your brain power

Screen time doesn’t have to involve watching endless videos to pass the time, you could use it to help sharpen your brain, boost your focus and improve your memory – turning screen time into a positive. Word games are great for this, as they help challenge you and even enhance your problem-solving skills. And for those times when you just can’t get the answer, there are word unscrambler tools to help. See the difference a little brain training can make to your mind – you could see results sooner than you think!

Stop reading and just listen

You don’t just have to use your phone for scrolling and reading articles, why not just use it to listen instead? Staring at a screen for prolonged periods can cause recurring headaches, so sometimes it’s nice to be able to switch off and just listen instead. The podcast market has grown significantly in the last couple of years, and it’s easy to see why. There are podcasts for every interest and subject, and if there’s something you’re passionate about, you could find something suitable to listen to. Sit back, close your eyes and enjoy listening to content – it could be the perfect way to expand your horizons. 

Your downtime is precious, and if you track your screen time regularly, you might be shocked at just how much time you spend on your phone. Turning your screen time into something more positive can help give you a boost, helping you learn new things and even improve your mental health too. Find an activity that goes beyond simply watching videos on social media, and find some new, worthwhile ways to enjoy your screen time.

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Todd Smekens

Journalist, consultant, publisher, and servant-leader with a passion for truth-seeking. Enjoy motorcycling, meditation, and spending quality time with my daughter and rescue hound. Spiritually-centered first and foremost. Lived in multiple states within the USA and frequent traveler to the mountains.
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