Screen Time is Changing Our Brains
Did you know that we touch our phones 2,617 times a day?
According to a study by the research firm dscout, a typical cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times and spends 145 minutes on their phone every day. Research indicates that all this screen time is changing the way we process information. For example, a study by Microsoft revealed that the human attention span has fallen from an average of 12 seconds in 2000 to just eight seconds today. Humans now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish (nine seconds average)!
How do you break a phone addiction? If a total digital detox is not practical, start small by completing short tasks without technical interruption. Be mindful that relationships suffer when attention is constantly placed on phones instead of people.