Can you resist the screen?
Three weeks ago I started my first job as an environmental consultant. I’m loving it! It’s a lot of experiences, new people and awesome responsibilities. It’s given me a lot of energy and is making me sleep a lot deeper and earlier. There is however one little snag in all of this. I’m behind a computer screen for at least 80% of the time.
I don’t mind being behind a screen. As a huge movie fan and former gamer I’ve had continuous days behind screens. And 6,5 hours of work related screen-time is something I can accept. It’s the extra screen-time while at home I’m worried about.
For many people the computer, or better said the internet, has become a part of the way they spend their free time. I’m no exception to that. Checking my email, news feeds, Twitter, Facebook and casual browsing will take at least an hour everyday. Combine that with the time I use for watching movies and tv-series gives me at least 3 extra hours of screen-time per day.
This gives me 9,5 hours of screen-time every Monday till Friday! That’s over 60% of the hours that I’m awake looking at a digital box. That isn’t healthy! Or in other words: I need less screen-time!
So my question to you readers is: How can you reduce your screen-time while being a movie fan who doesn’t want to commit digital suicide? I’m all ears!
Picture by VirtualErn (flickr)