‘I deleted my Twitter account’: eight readers on how they avoid digital burnout

  • July 4, 2023
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Screen time can feel all-consuming. But there are ways to combat it. Guardian readers explain the rules, hobbies and habits that help them maintain healthy lives offline

My work communications come primarily through three WhatsApp groups, so the blending of personal and work has felt pretty unavoidable. Then, I accidentally kept my phone on Do Not Disturb – ie. all notifications were silenced – for a week. It was bliss! As I still use my phone constantly, I picked up enough of the messages to show I’m still engaged in life and work, but since I don’t have the constant notifications I feel much calmer. It’s been months now and it’s been fine. Victory! Ammie Johnstone, Glasgow

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