What’s your SCREEN Time vs your PEOPLE Time?

Siddharth Anantharam
2 min readSep 20, 2019

Do you know how much time you spend on your phone every day & every week?⁣

For the longest time, I didn’t know that Apple had an inbuilt app called SCREEN TIME on its operating system that tracks your usage.⁣

⁣And Android phones have their own version called Digital Well Being.⁣

⁣Both apps give you an interesting overview of how much time you spend with your phones.⁣

⁣Including, how often you’ve picked it up and the longest stretch you’ve used it for without putting it down.⁣

⁣Once I discovered this and started tracking my usage, the numbers blew my mind!⁣

⁣This is my SCREEN TIME numbers for the last week;⁣

📶 Average Time Spent on my phone per Day ~ 3 Hours!⁣

📶 Out of which time spent on social media ~ 1 Hour!!⁣

📶 My average number of pickups per day ~ 85!!!⁣

⁣I was alarmed to know that out of the 16 waking hours available in a day, I was spending 1/3rd of it on my phone. ⁣

And mostly browsing without any real purpose on social media.⁣

⁣This got me wondering 🤔🤔⁣

⁣What if you similarly tracked PEOPLE TIME — the average time you spend in conversation with people? ⁣

⁣This is what my PEOPLE TIME numbers would like for the last week;⁣⁣

👥 Average Time Spent in conversation per Day ~ Less than 1 Hour!⁣

👥 Out of which most time spent would be on calls for work ~ 30 minutes!!⁣

👥 Average number of conversations I have per day ~ Less than 2!!!⁣

I don’t remember the last time I spent 3 hours in one day dedicated simply to having great conversations with people.⁣

⁣For me, SCREEN TIME has clearly taken over PEOPLE TIME. And my guess is for you too. This is the sad truth.⁣

⁣Is it really surprising then that in today’s hyperconnected world, you and I often feel lonely?⁣

⁣I’m determined to change this trend. For me and for you.⁣

And one of the best ways I know is to create spaces that bring people together.⁣

To have conversations, play games and immerse in wonderful experiences, together.

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⁣Which is why I’m so passionate and excited about what we are creating at Life Circles.

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Siddharth Anantharam

Founder of LIFE CIRCLES | Business Head @Evercoach by Mindvalley | Leadership Coach