At least once a day, I find myself scrolling through posts on Facebook looking for...something. Here’s the problem: I don’t know what I’m looking for, but I itch to be entertained. Maybe by a juicy bit of internet outrage? A snappy food video? Cats in costume?
Often while I’m wasting my time, my children are fighting, and I ignore my husband and our unpaid bills. But as much as I know my family needs my attention, it’s hard to stop scrolling. I get easily distracted by social media, silly games, and the internet in general. But to my relief, over the past few years I’ve stopped feeling so out of control.
What happened? The path forward surprised even me—because it didn’t involve perfect self-control.
Here are three of my “Aha!” moments that will help all of us break the hold that screen time has over us.
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