I know Iâ€™ve talked about this so many times before, but let me say it again for those of you that are new to the blog or new to mindfulness: technology is taking over our minds.
Whether we realize it or not itâ€™s happening. And a movement that goes by the name of Time Well Spent it looking that help change that! Fighting back against digital distraction. Asking technology companies to create app designs that â€œempower us and reduce pollution to our attention.â€
Remember the days before smartphones?
The days when we would enjoy our surroundings and the company of those around us?
Yes, smartphones make our lives a heck of a lot easier in many ways! But, in many ways, smartphones are turning into more of a digital distraction than a helpful tool.
Apps are built in such a way that they become an addiction.
Businesses are (figuratively) screaming and fighting for our attention online.
Notifications pop up taunting us to open time-wasting apps.
These are all things that Time Well Spent is aiming to change.
Join the Movement, I Know I Will Be
How can you join? Well, you can literally join by visiting this page. But you can also join in many other ways…
Change your own habits. Make these 4 simple changes to take back control over your smartphone. And use tools and apps that help you sleep better, stay focused, see where your times goes, and get things done more quickly.
Design a better app. If youâ€™re a designer, change the way people interact with your apps! See how here.
And share the movement. The more people that join, the higher awareness will be, and the better the change we all have at making a change and taking back our time!