For better or worse, we’re tied to our smartphones.
According to statistics, 71% of Americans check their phones in the first 10 minutes of waking up in the morning and the average American spends 6 hours per day looking at their phone while checking their smartphone 5 times an hour. That’s, like, a part-time job!
“And forget taking a break while you run errands—3 in 4 Americans say they feel uneasy leaving their phones at home. And that’s just phones,” said reviews.org online. “Between computers, watches, tablets, and more, we’re constantly bombarded with videos, photos, and other content that demands our attention.”
Now, for the second year in a row, reviews.org is giving someone $2,400 to take a break and go 24 hours without technology.
“As the digital detox contender, you’ll have to go a full 24 hours without any technology. That means
your phone, TV, tablet, game console, anything with a power button. What you do in the meantime (minus any tech, of course!) is up to you. You can take a nap, go on a walk, or enjoy the benefits of the techless survival kit. After the challenge, you’ll submit screen time reports to prove that you genuinely went a full 24 hours without your tech.”
Applications are open now until 5 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2022.