With more than one sixteenth of our waking life spent scrolling through our Facebook feeds, not to mention the hours lost to texting, emails and other social media apps, you may be wishing you could reclaim some of the time you’ve lost to the digital world.
In only two short years, the time an average user spends on Facebook has climbed 25% from 40 min to 50 min a day. With many concerned, and rightfully so, that they spend too much time on the social media platform, experts have begun to offer advice on how to reduce time spent on Facebook.
Inc.com compiled a list of 4 TED talks that will help you kick your Facebook addiction and inspire you to spend your time on real world experiences and relationships instead of drifting through life with your eyes glued to a screen.
These talks range in topics from the importance of scheduling reflection time away from the distractions of our devices to how replacing your current tech with new versions that limit interruptions could increase the quality of our human experiences.
Other highlights from the talks include:
- A discussion of how virtual sharing has made us uncomfortable spending time alone with our thoughts.
- A story of internet addiction in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, where one woman found herself prioritizing charging her digital devices over any other basic comfort.
- How going on a digital detox retreat or observing an ‘Internet Sabbath’ can enable you to truly appreciate and understand your experiences in life.
Read the full story and see the attached videos here: 4 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Help You Spend Less Time on Facebook.