Recreational – Activity: Keep a Screen Time Log
How much time do you spend watching television, at your computer, playing video games, or on a cellphone? How much of that time increases either productive use of your time or quality recreation? Sometimes screen time can add to our lives with educational or highly entertaining programming. However, it may be a surprise to discover how much of your time is spent on screen time, and what a small percentage of that time contributes to quality recreation.
Too much screen time can have a negative effect on:
- quality recreation time
- National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has tips to reduce screen time, and this printable Screen Time Log. (pdf)
- Another one at letsmove.gov
- Screen Time Tracker from All Pro Dad
This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.