Between scrolling through social media on my phone, answering emails on my laptop, and streaming a Netflix episode on my TV, I know I take in a lot of media during the day. If you had asked me to guess, I would’ve probably said that it adds up to four or five hours.

And I would’ve been wrong.

According to this infographic, we spend over 12 hours each day consuming media. (That’s not to mention the extra three hours worth of media we see, but don’t engage with.)

Like any kind of consumption, overdoing it can have some negative consequences. Read on to discover the benefits of unplugging from time to time, how to become more “media fit” today.


Infographic courtesy of Lemonly. Photo of relaxed woman courtesy of Shutterstock.