How To Deal With Continual Professional & Personal Screentime

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Entrepreneurship and wellbeing are essential to balance, because you cannot have the former without the latter. That said, it’s also true to state that wellbeing isn’t just how well you’re sleeping, if you overdo the caffeine, or how you manage your stress, even though all of these three measures should be correctly managed going forward.

Dealing with continual professional and personal screentime is an important regard for most people. This is because those who work in offices or management in any capacity, and certainly entrepreneurship, spend a lot of time in front of their screens.

But from there, it’s also important to note that a great deal of personal time is spent interfacing with screens too. From watching television to using our phone, to keeping up to date with the news, to communicating with or messaging people in our personal lives, it’s not hard  to feel tired of the constant screen use and to see your health become affected by this over time.

In this post, then, we’ll discuss how to better deal with continual personal and professional screentime, what that looks like, and how to move on from there.

Set Personal Screentime Limits

It’s always good to discipline your screentime when you can. This might not be as possible during your remote work shifts nor when responding to emails or reading up on new documentation. It does mean you can limit your TV watching at night, perhaps taking up reading instead, or simply limit yourself to a certain amount of time each night using time management controls.

Care For Your Eyesight

Constant screen time can affect your eyes, particularly if they regularly get breaks from screen exposure. That’s why using the best opticians is so essential, as they can help curate a perfect prescription with other measures like blue-light UV protection known to affect the health of your circadian rhythm, often emitted by monitors that aren’t using an amber filter.

Undergo Digital Detoxes

It’s important to undergo digital detoxes from time to time. Of course, not all of us can do that consistently, so setting out periods where you don’t touch your phone can be helpful. This might involve placing your SIM card into a smaller, offline phone with calling and messaging capabilities instead of the full app suite you’re used to, and going camping with your loved ones for the weekend. 

Alter Screen Settings

It’s not always convenient to perform a digital detox, and so when you are in front of the screen, why not consider setting up the screen settings appropriately? We already mentioned the blue light filter which Windows 11 and iOS have built-in protections for, but you can also dim the brightness in higher light levels (make sure not to strain your eyes), sit about two to three feet away from the screen, and maximize the fonts or UI buttons on your screen so you don’t have to strain. This way, you’re sure to alter your screen settings conducive to the healthiest eye use.

With this advice, you’ll be able to manage screentime correctly.

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