Lost Time and Priorities
You are likely familiar with having an unplug day or going "off the grid" on vacation. Both Greenfield and Cash agree that some period of tech-free time is good for us. This isn't simply about training your brain to be less dependent on your phone or helping your neck by giving it time away from the desk. If we truly evaluate everything we need to get done — laundry, groceries, doctor's appointments — and things we should be doing — catching up with friends, spending time with family, getting some exercise — we might come to the realization that we are sacrificing important activities to give our attention to a lot of internet silliness that doesn't actually matter. "Even on the weekend — if you're really pursuing a healthy, balanced life — there isn't going to be a lot of time left over for all this other stuff," says Cash. All things considered, staring at your screens all the time is not likely to kill you, but doing it a little less could make you healthier and happier.