Bolt Screen Time Challenge: Share your screen time with us

June 03, 2021

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Bolt Screen Time Challenge

After months inside our homes, connected to devices all day, it can be hard to disconnect. Recent studies have shown that UK adults spend a daily average of four hours and two minutes online, representing more than a quarter of their waking day.

How to find the perfect balance

Experts recommend getting no more than one or two hours of screen time per day. With the arrival of good weather and the ease of restrictions, there are more than enough reasons to leave the house and enjoy the offline world.

It’s time to challenge yourself to turn your phone off, have face-to-face conversations, and spend some quality time in the real world.

Here are five tips to reduce your daily screen time:

1. Schedule screen-free hours

Keep your phone (or other devices) away from yourself for a couple of hours. Instead, read a book, have a walk, cook, work out, or meet up with a friend. The options are endless, but just remember to keep your phone elsewhere during that time.

2. Check your pickups

Have you ever looked at your phone for no particular reason? Well, you’re not the only one. Research shows that we pick up our phones on average 58 times a day. You can usually check your pickups in your phone’s settings. It’s a pretty high number, right? Well, the first step to lower this number is simply to be more aware of it. You’re on the right track, though — a little more extra effort and you’ll bring that number down for good. 

3. Turn off your notifications

Turning off your notifications will reduce the temptation to look at your phone during the day.

4. Schedule a fixed time to check social media, texts, and emails

To get more control over your screen time, allocate a fixed slot in the day to check up on your social media, texts, and emails. Once you’re done, put your phone away — no peeking!

5. Put your phone away when you’re with family and friends

It’s as simple as that. Whether you’re having a drink with a friend or a meal with your family, the mobile is so often left on the table, within reach. This makes it tempting to look. Instead, focus on the real people around you — you won’t regret it!

Take part in our Bolt Screen Time Challenge

To help you even more, we’ve launched the Bolt Screen Time Challenge! 

All you need to do is share your daily average screen time and you could win £1,000 of Bolt ride credit! Easy, right? 

Here’s how to participate: 

  1. Go to our Instagram page & follow @bolt_uk;
  2. Share a screenshot of your daily average screen time in your Instagram story and tag @bolt_uk (you have until noon, June 10th to share your screenshot);
  3. Make sure you set your profile to “public” otherwise we won’t be able to see your entry. 

On 10th June, we’ll randomly select one lucky winner from the stories we receive and they’ll get £1,000 worth of Bolt ride credit so they can switch off up until the end of the year!

For an extra push, we’ll announce 1 randomly selected winner for each day’s entries in our Instagram stories every day up to the 9th of June. They’ll receive £20 worth of Bolt ride credit to carpe that diem.

Please note that no matter how much screen time you get, this won’t influence your chance of being selected for the big prize as we’ll select the winner at random. 

Join the challenge on our Instagram page from today and enjoy the offline world!

 

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