Screentime Genie can help you cut down on screen time

14 February 2020

If you, like me, find yourself paying more attention to your computer and mobile devices than real life and non-digital activities, the geniuses at Stanford University, led by B.J. Fogg of Tiny Habits fame, have a free tool that can give you some tools to cut down on your screen time.

It’s called Screentime Genie. I’ve been following B.J. Fogg for years now so was delighted to receive an email about Screentime Genie. I’ve bought his new Tiny Habits book though I haven’t read it yet. I’ll be writing about it here after I do.

I tried out the Screentime Genie today, telling the tool that I wanted help in reducing time on Facebook. It asked me a couple of questions, then offered me about a half dozen potential tools to help me out. I selected three (setting an intentional background for my phone, downloading the HabitLab Chrome extension, and reducing notifications on my phone). The tool will check in with me in a week (via email) to see how it’s going. I love accountability, so that’s great.

If you’ve been looking for ways to cut down on your screen time, you might give it a try!

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