Scroll Less & Live More: A Conclusion

How does using goals work as a tool to reduce over-reliance on smart phones? Pretty darn well based on my experiment. Here’s what happened:

Twitter: an interesting and addicting place.

This is part three of a series exploring how to reduce smart phone usage. If you haven’t seen either earlier piece, check out part one and part two.

As I had noted in the first part of this series, Apple’s iOS update at the beginning of the month began to reveal just how much time we all spend on our phones. After a week of using my phone as usual with this feature, the picture was not pretty:

  • Daily screen time: 3 hours and 6 minutes (this is actually very close to the national average)
  • Daily # of Pickups: 98 (~1 every 9 minutes)
  • Daily Twitter Time: 1 hour and 6 minutes

I set out to reduce those with four goals running through the end of October. Now that we’re there, what’s the result? Here’s what those same #’s looked like once the goals were put in place:

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