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Woman reveals simple hack that will put an end to your scrolling addiction

Woman reveals simple hack that will put an end to your scrolling addiction

Many are giving it a go to cut their scrolling habits.

If you find yourself mindlessly scrolling TikTok, Instagram, or whatever feed tickles your fancy, then this tip is for you.

Hours of what could've been productive time are being wasted by our obsessive habits of constantly checking our phones and scrolling through social feeds. Half the time, we don't even recall what we were watching.

Well, one TikToker - under the handle @yeshipolitoo - might be able to help you out as she shared her simple hack to cut her scrolling time.

The woman, whose real name is Yesenia Hipolito, explained that the bright colours you see on videos are hitting our brains with dopamine.

Bright colours hit our brains with dopamine, making us want more / yeshipolitoo/TikTok
Bright colours hit our brains with dopamine, making us want more / yeshipolitoo/TikTok

To cut your scrolling time, you should change the colours of your smartphone to black and white. According to the content creator, 'your brain won't get the same dopamine hit if it's in black and white', meaning you'll lose interest faster and stop scrolling.

'Change your phone to black and white so you can be productive and focus your energy on yourself and not on others,' she concluded.

Some viewers are trying to out for themselves. One commented: 'I just switched to black and white, let's see if it helps'.

Another user expanded from the video and said: 'You can enable automations on iPhone! When TikTok is open, turn color filter on; when TT is closed, turn color filter off'.

However, not everyone took the advice onboard and instead, gave into their temptations. One said: 'Wow this is a great idea *continues scrolling*' whilst another wrote: 'I just liked this video then kept scrolling'.

By turning your feed black and white, you should lose interest faster /Constantinis/Getty
By turning your feed black and white, you should lose interest faster /Constantinis/Getty

'Because it's in black and white, it's just not giving your brain that reward and that satisfaction that you would usually get, which is what unconsciously keeps us coming back,' the TikToker described.

Social media addiction has been found to reduce productivity and success in different areas of life, including work and home.

Specifically, one report discovered that users spend an average of 46 minutes per day on TikTok, opening it eight times on a daily basis. Each video has a maximum length of 15 seconds, meaning users easily consume several clips in one sitting, some up to 180 videos per day on average.

Another study revealed that 77% of employees use social media while at work, with many of them using the popular app for up to several hours a day.

Happy not-scrolling!

Featured Image Credit: yeshipolitoo/TikTok / Constantinis/Getty

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