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Put your phones down for a day

After World Teen Mental Wellness Day and National Day of Unplugging earlier this month, students should take a step back and take time to be in the present moment.

According to American Broadcasting Company, teens spend an average of 7 hours and 22 minutes per day on their screens. This number does not include the time that students spend on schoolwork.

The use of devices for reading, writing, and creating content still remains minimal. Only 1 in 10 teens say that they enjoy thinking and working creatively when spending time on devices.

Students spending too much time on screens can lead to social, mental and physical health issues.

Taking a day to reset and unplug allows us to better our social connections with the people around us and become more present in the moment.

Unplugging also allows people to realize the things that you can do when you are spending time off of your screen. Instead of spending time on electronics, students can spend time with family and friends and enjoy the outdoors.

Spending too much time on screens can also lead to increased anxiety and other mental illnesses in teens. This is due to having limited social connections with the people around you and being isolated.

Overall taking a day to unplug and reset will better your health mentally, physically and emotionally.

Let’s remember to rest and recharge until we are 100% even if we tell ourselves that we don’t need to.

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