The No Screen Challenge

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    0/30.

    My wife and I had our first night together since we got kids seven years ago :)
     
  4. You've got plenty of time to complete the challenge before the next time.
     
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    At least no reset I’ve done lately has been due to any binging in front of the screen, just some slight fails (<1h).

    I can’t really understand how I could choose to live the way I did a few years ago - binging in front of the screen several times a week, either to porn, coding or both. The worst nights, I just got around two hours of sleep...
     
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    1/30.

    Good job :emoji_thumbsup:
     
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    18/30 kept it consistantly both food and pc done by 4pm - i've been using phone, but only for books and motivational videos, recorid etc,
    also had some broth or hot drink with butter coconut oil in the evenings - but only the days i exercied for the evening,
    it improved a lot in my life primarly my focus and ease of mind, also got to wake up a lot sooner,
    i'm not gonna be around for a while - but im gonna keep up with that practice - till the next challange bros! Good Luck!
     
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    That’s both impressive and inspiring, really good job! Keep it up!
     
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    I’m taking a break from this challenge until the holiday is over.

    Happy new year!
     
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    That's awesome! May I ask though: how did that lead you to screens?

    I've had a hard time getting to these forums the last couple weeks. My dad was visiting from out of town and that just kind of kept me off the computer. He wanted to spend every minute with me and his granddaughter (my daughter).

    Funnily, while this kept me off screens even more than usual, it gave my daughter much more screen time than usual. My wife and I let our seventeen month-old watch about ten minutes of educational youtube videos (about brushing teeth, for example) per week, when she's really freaking out and we want her to calm down (for example, when my wife cuts her nails). To do this, we need to consistently not use our phones around her and, when we do, do so briefly and not get in a pattern of giving in to her demands to use them too. My dad did neither of these things: he was on his phone a lot and, when my daughter would ask to look at it, would just start showing her as many videos as she wanted. To his credit, he did a lot better after I told him about the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation of no screen time before the age of 2.

    10/30
     
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    Awesome!!!
     
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    I feel the same way. All that time on the internet... I look back on it as such a waste. I don't miss it at all.
     
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    14/30

    Why's it so quiet in here?

    Anyway, it's interesting how this challenge was so hard for me at first. I kept forgetting to stick to it. Now staying off screens comes totally naturally. Let's see if I can make it to 30 days.
     
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    Howdy! Sorry for being away a few days, I decided to have some days off while I was on a ski resort with my family. Was very nice by the way!

    I'm happy to hear you have learned to stick to the schedule, it really is a remarkable feeling to be able to just go to bed. Before I started this challenge, I was used to consistently go to bed after my wife. This made it very hard for me to go to bed if she was awake because it felt like something was missing... that last few hours of the day where I could surf the web alone. Now when I have forced myself to abandon this behaviour I have learned to just go to bed because the day is over. So I understand what you mean, it's such a nice feeling when staying off screens comes natural.

    We first had a nice dinner at a nice place and then we headed back home and had a movie night. That's how :D

    I share the same philosophy as you, the less screen time, the better. That way, I think they learn to use their fantasy a lot. Today when we were packing our bags to travel home, they played with three refrigerator magnets magnets for like 15 minutes. :)
     
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