Mental Health: Control the Controllables – Social Media

When you struggle with mental health, you often feel out of control. You need to look at the things that are in your control. We often say Control the Controllables.

Can you decrease your smartphone use by 1 hour a day?

A study which is linked below shows that after 4 months of decreasing smartphone use by 1 hour: – less depression and anxiety symptoms – life satisfaction (happier) – healthier lifestyle (physical activity)

Here is a link to the study: Brailovskaia, J., Delveaux, J., John, J., Wicker, V., Noveski, A., Kim, S., Schillack, H., & Margraf, J. (2022). Finding the “sweet spot” of smartphone use: Reduction or abstinence to increase well-being and healthy lifestyle?! An experimental intervention study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

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Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, sexuality, pornography, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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