Date: 18 April-18 May.
For the next 30 days I’m going to reduce any screen time (be it a cellphone, television, laptop… Any technological devices with a screen) to 2 hours max per day.
Sound easy? Not when you’re used to at least 6 hours of screen time per day. But who knows, this could lead to a personal transformation story.
I’ll document this challenge and let you know the results at the end…
Why on earth would I want to leave the vast network we call the internet with all of its opportunities, knowledge and connections that I have access to free off charge (thanks dad).
Lets be honest, I’ve found that, like most people, I never appreciate what I have. So basically even though I have unlimited opportunity to become as smart as Steve Jobs via all the knowledge that the internet offers I choose to waste majority, if not all, of my time looking up articles and watching videos that are useless to me.
But then when I see someone going to a top business university I say “oh, if only I had that opportunity I would make so much use of my resources.”. Putting my ego of the back burner I can take an honest look a what would probably happen if I did and guess what, I’d probably be like the 80% of those students leaving assignments for last minute and wishing the had the opportunity to do something other than study at one of the top business schools.
Ironically the less one has something the more they tend to appreciate and make use of it. So that’s where my inspiration for this challenge came from. Maybe if I only allow myself 2 hours of screen time for the next 30 days I’ll find I use it a lot more productively than ever before.
Perhaps I’ll even have time to go outside and say hello to my long forgotten friends, the trees…
I’ll be back with the results of doing this challenge at the end (after all, with only 2 hours of screen time per day I won’t have time to go on screen to talk about life off screen).
I’m back to say that I’ve failed this challenge. I only lasted 10 days before the excuses as to why I should be spending more time watching Youtube Videos came crawling back and I gave into them.
But this is not the end… Pick yourself up, dust yourself off.
Here we go for round 2!
It’s May the 7th today. If all goes well I’ll be back with an incredible success story on June the 7th.