Since we are data nerds at Unplggd we decided to track just how much time we were spending each morning in front of a screen that was prior to starting the work day. Here are the average results for how much time we each spend in front of screens in the morning:
- While still in bed: Smartphone: 15-18 minutes
- Tablet: 10 minutes during the week, 20 minutes during weekends
- Laptop or tablet during breakfast: 15-20 minutes
We were pretty surprised when we looked at the data and found we were spending almost an hour in front of screens every morning! It's no wonder that we are often scrambling at last minute, worried we will be late wondering where the time went. After looking at exactly how much time we were spending in front of screens and thinking about the amount of bickering that they bring we have decided to do something about it.
On weekends we are striving to get our household on board with going screen free for the first 2 hours of the day. During the week we are trying to go screen free for the first 20 minutes with zero screen time spent while in bed. While we have not been successful in this yet we are curious to hear your thoughts. How much time do you spend in front of screens before starting work? What are your thoughts on screens first thing in the morning?
For those who can't get enough technology in their mornings, check out these posts from our archives.
- Grump & Grouch: Optimizing Morning Routines
- The Guide to Better Mornings Via Technology
- Tips, Tricks and Tech to Streamline Your Morning Routine
(Images: Joelle Alcaidinho)