So I went through the past three days trying to minimize my screen time. Here are results:
Day 1: 5 hours, 13 minutes of screen time
Day 2: 4 hours, 17 minutes of screen time
Day 3: 2 hours, 33 minutes of screen time
So in honesty I haven’t had to do too much coding recently which is why my screen time is fairly low. I’ve mostly been running experiments, writing wikis, and been involved in email discussions.
Still, though I think I was able to nicely reduce my screen time from what I normally would have done. Here are some things I found:
- I had to read and understand code from a single file. Instead of reading on computer though I printed it out and read the code outside in the sun. It was nice but some problems were the lack of search functionality and also the fact that I was wasting paper. Maybe both can be mitigated by using a kindle?
- When compiling instead of going to some random blog or facebook I played the piano I brought to my office.
- Organizing and thinking on pen and paper instead of the computer feels so much more natural.
- It is still very easy for me to get stuck in the always stay on the computer mode. Facebook and chat are still huge distractions for me personally.
Overall, not a bad start I think with this minimizing screen time idea. I definitely think I can still improve my screen time per day. But it really felt that the less screen time I have the way better in touch with reality I am.