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Do you find yourself on your screens far too often? If you do, you’ve probably had it mentioned to you by the people you care about. Though you may not consider yourself addicted to your device, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take some time away. It can be a difficult thing to do, especially if it’s a part of your daily routine, but you can always try! In this week’s Nantucket Gate Blog, we’ve got a few ways you can manage your screen time.

Schedule a Time 

If you’re the type of person who works best on a schedule or if you find yourself getting onto your devices when you have free time, scheduling a time for your devices or a time without your device. Having a set time will give you a time to spend without your device, which will help you be more mindful of how much time you actually spend with your eyes glued to a screen. 

Find an Alternative

If you do find that you’ve developed an unhealthy relationship with your device, finding an alternative to your device time will help you distance yourself from the effects of screen time, and might give you something to displace your attention. Reading a book, exercising, and doing some crafts are all good choices, as they require intense attention to distract you from using your phone!

No Devices in Bed

Many people end up using their devices while laying in bed, and though it may be comfortable, it can eat into your sleeping time and be an unhealthy habit to develop. Do yourself a favor and keep your devices away from the bedroom. If you use your phone as an alarm clock, you can keep your phone in your room, but a walking distance from where you sleep. You’ll be surprised how much additional sleep you get when you’re not distracted before bed!

Do you have any ways you try to manage your screen time? Share your thoughts with our Tacoma, WA apartment community by leaving a comment below!