Technology, Electronics, Screen Time, Oh My…

Technology, Electronics, Screen Time, Oh My…

Most of us know we spend too much time in front of a computer screen, our televisions, or our phones. Technology consumes so much of our daily lives. The time we spend checking our emails for work, scrolling mindlessly on our phones, coming home to binge our favorite television show, or playing video games can get overwhelming.

 Technology, Electronics, Screen Time, Oh My…

Recognizing how often we are mindlessly glued to a screen is essential. Managing how much screen time for yourself and your family is easier than you think.

Here are four ways to limit screen time:

Do not be Alice, following the white rabbit. If you are like me, you probably scroll social media mindlessly, not even realizing how often you check it out of habit. Social media is great for staying connected, but be careful, as you can easily find yourself scrolling down a rabbit hole in search of more details.

Create a line in the sand. Set up digital boundaries for yourself. Avoid checking your phone in social situations and responding to work emails after hours.

We were on a break. Leave the device to charge in the other room while you go for a walk, read a book, or play a board game with your family. Setting up a schedule for yourself will help you stick to it, allowing you to disconnect every day.

Device-free dinner. Put the phones away, whether sitting around the table or out to dinner. Putting the phone away allows you to be engaged with family and friends.

Finding activities not involving technology is very beneficial and allows you to be more present and productive.

Elizabeth Boudreaux
Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.


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