Every day we scroll up and down our screens in search of funny, inspiring or entertaining photos and videos. We look at what others are doing, what they own and what they can do. We automatically compare ourselves to them. Most people use their mobile phones for more than two hours a day, which naturally has an impact on us and our lives.
Social media uses various tools and tricks to lure us into its world time after time. Streaks, stories and likes have only one goal: they are designed to get us to spend as much time as possible on the app in question. That’s how they make money.
- Regularly check how much time you spend on your smartphone. An app that shows you the time you spend on your phone each day might help. You can also set time limits for specific apps or app categories.
- Be aware that the digital world can have just as much influence on your life as the real thing.