Does this ever come out of your mouth? “I wish I could do [some good thing I should be doing], but I just don’t have time.”
If you’re spending more than four hours a week watching something on a screen, I can help you. And since the average person spends around 32 hours a week watching TV and another 28 hours a week on their phone, it’s likely you spend more than four hours a week.
Here’s the starting point: be honest with yourself. The first step to finding any solution is a clear and honest understanding of the problem.
Ask yourself: does something like these statements accurately describe you today? (No shaming here … it’s just good to be honest with yourself.)
- I could get more sleep … but I’d rather watch Netflix
- I could read a life-changing book … but I’d rather browse YouTube
- I could pray more … but I’d rather scroll Instagram
- I could exercise more … but I’d miss the game
- I could get better grades … but I’d rather play Fortnite
- I could cook/eat healthy food … but I’d rather scroll Facebook
- I could make more money … but I’d rather play video games
- I could help people in need … but I’d rather binge Amazon Prime
If, deep down, statements like these honestly describe you, then ask yourself: Why do I want screens more than is good for me and others?
Could it be that your screens have actually led you away from what you know is most important? Might the apps, shows, and games actually be intentionally designed to make you prefer screens over what’s best for you?
If this resonates with you, my new book shows a different way: a way to redeem your time—your life—from intentionally life-draining screens, so that you can live the life you were made to live. I’d love to help you.
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