Excessive Screen Time Can Affect Your Brain

Johan Versteegh
1 min readJul 4, 2020


You’ve probably heard of my 6 steps formula to combat screen addiction and improve digital wellness.

If you’ve haven’t, know that step 2 is Insight.

You want to be aware of the detrimental effects of excessive screen use.

Know what companies like Facebook are doing to hook you.

Why it is so hard to stay away from social media, and why you spend 3 hours instead of 15 minutes.

This information will help increase your motivation to stop letting your phone control you.

Lots of research needs to be done regarding the long term effects of too much screen time.

After all, smartphones made their introduction in 2007.

This means people who were born with smartphones around them are currently 13 years old.

Of course, back in 2007 not many people were using smartphones yet, such devices were a novelty.

Flip phones and cell phones were omnipresent back then.

Nevertheless, lots of research has been done already regarding too much screen time.

Know that zero screen control can even affect our brain.

Check out the video and learn about a few detrimental effects.

Originally published at https://www.socialmediabreakup.com on July 4, 2020.



Johan Versteegh

I help people unchain themselves from their phones and social media. Technology is good, but we need to preserve our mind and spirit. Socialmediabreakup.com.