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'Mindless Scrolling Has Become an Epidemic:' Here Are 11 Ways to Cut Back Your Screentime That Actually Work. The epidemic of mindless scrolling has become a part of our everyday lives. Thankfully, there are methods for reducing this bad habit.

By John Rampton Edited by Mark Klekas

Key Takeaways

  • Experts say you should aim to be on your phone for two hours or less daily.
  • How to rethink your relationship with technology.
  • Set realistic goals and cut only a couple hours at a time.

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Mindless scrolling has become an epidemic. Despite knowing that it's a bad habit, we all do it.

According to, 56.9% of Americans are addicted to their phones. Each day, Americans spend 4 hours and 25 minutes on their phones.

Nevertheless, experts recommend limiting screen time outside work to two hours a day for adults. Some damaging results can happen if excessive phone use isn't limited, including:

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