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Offline MH

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Screen Time Culture
« on: August 08, 2021, 06:12:43 am »
Too much screen time happening.

Thoughts?

I mean personally. 😶

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Offline BC_cheque

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2021, 01:29:52 pm »
I find my screen-time directly correlates with my anxiety.  The higher the anxiety, the more I escape to screens, which in turn make my anxiety worse and I FOMO spending even more time. 

When my mental health is good my usual social media escapes seem downright stupid.  I'm productive and active instead. 

That's my personal opinion though like you asked.  Perhaps not everyone who spends too much time on screens is battling a mental illness.
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Offline eyeball

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2021, 05:07:33 pm »
It's Fogust so I'm spending a lot more time looking at my radar screen. Thankfully they make daylight screens now so it's a lot easier on the old eyeballs which helps reduce the anxiety of otherwise driving virtually blind.
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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2021, 06:26:50 pm »
Wake up, spend time on phone before starting the day.  Go to work staring at a computer screen all day.  On your breaks you browse the internet or your phone.  Go home watch TV and play on your phone.

All the while raging at all the stupid people in the world.

Sounds healthy to me.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.
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Offline eyeball

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2021, 01:02:43 pm »
I fried my old laptop a month ago so I've actually had one less screen in my life too.  Between that and the limitations of my stupid smart phone I've enjoyed the lull. I'm finding my computing needs are lessening and I'm leaning towards getting a Chromebook next to keep things simpler. I flirted with cutting the tv cord over a year ago and settled for reducing my plan the most basic extent possible.  It's remarkable how much crap there still is to sift thru.

Having a bunch of grandkids around helps. The treefort has a slide, the zipline gets strung up tomorrow, the boats in the water and they're getting old enough to appreciate a little amateur astronomy...prying them away from their screens keeps me busy.

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2021, 12:33:22 pm »
I flirted with cutting the tv cord over a year ago and settled for reducing my plan the most basic extent possible.  It's remarkable how much crap there still is to sift thru.

Get a $75 antenna, get multiple free TV channels, with better picture than cable.  Get Netflix.  Or don't, depending on how many channels you can get free.  I got 5, in the lowest floor of a townhouse development, trees all around and antenna about 9 feet off the ground.  Highly recommend trying this.

My LG TV also has 100s of channels for free, some are even pretty good.  Not sure if all smart TVs offer that, I only found out about it a few weeks ago when I put up my antenna. 

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2021, 02:17:32 pm »
Honestly, moving everything online has made me much less interested in being at a computer in my off hours than I used to be. At least before, meeting were in person or you could take a walk around the office, etc. Now I'm stuck at the screen all day long, so come 5 o'clock I'm done with the computer.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2021, 09:43:14 am »
Get a $75 antenna, get multiple free TV channels, with better picture than cable.  Get Netflix.  Or don't, depending on how many channels you can get free.  I got 5, in the lowest floor of a townhouse development, trees all around and antenna about 9 feet off the ground.  Highly recommend trying this.

My LG TV also has 100s of channels for free, some are even pretty good.  Not sure if all smart TVs offer that, I only found out about it a few weeks ago when I put up my antenna.
I'd need a pretty big antenna. I don't think there's a broadcasting station anywhere near me. 100s of channels...I just don't have the patience to wade thru that many anymore.