Journey of 24/6: How to Include Your Partner or Family to Start Zero Screen One Day a Week

Trivena GV
3 min readApr 15, 2023
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Hi, Thank you for following my journey of zero screen one day a week or I called “Tech Sabbath”. In my last article I’ve write about Journey of 24/6: How to Start Tech Sabbath or Zero Screen and Technology One Day A Week . I am glad that article brings you here, if you’re not read it yet, try to give a shot. Without any further a due, let’s get started!

Are you tired of spending your weekends scrolling on your phone or binge-watching your favorite show? Do you feel like you’re missing out on quality time with your partner or family because of technology? If so, it might be time to consider starting a Tech Sabbath or Zero Screen Day. But, including your partner or family in this journey can be a bit tricky. In this article, I’ll give you some tips on how to get your loved ones on board and make the most out of your Zero Screen Day.

Choosing the Right Time and Place

The first step in getting your partner or family on board is choosing the right time and place to talk about it. Don’t bring it up when they’re busy or driving. Find a quiet and comfortable spot, like the couch or during pillow talk. This way, you can have a heart-to-heart conversation without any distractions.

Communicate Heart to Heart

Explain to your partner or family why you want to start a Tech Sabbath or Zero Screen Day. Share your struggles and what you’ve noticed about your relationship with technology. Picture of what your relationship could look like without external distractions. Ask for their opinion and let them speak.

Propose the Trial

When you propose the trial, be sure to make a list of activities you can do together as a family or partner. Let everyone choose an activity they’re interested in, like cooking or playing a game. If you have kids, involve them in the planning process and let them choose an activity that aligns with their interests. Make sure everyone has a role to play and knows what they need to do.

Let Go of Judgment

During the trial, you might face some obstacles, like someone wanting to watch a show that only plays on Sunday or checking their phone for google map. Let go of judgment and try to improvise. You might suggest to to learn how to make a pop-corn and you all can watch it together. Remember, the goal is to spend quality time together.

Let Them Be Responsible

After the trial, let your loved ones be responsible for their own needs. Don’t remind them every time not to check their screens. If they feel it benefits them, they will commit to the process. Remember, this is not only about you but building the best quality time for everyone.

In conclusion, starting a Tech Sabbath or Zero Screen Day can be a great way to reconnect with your partner or family. However, including them in this journey requires communication, understanding, and compromise.

Choose the right time and place, communicate heart to heart, propose the trial, let go of judgment, and let them be responsible for their own needs. With these tips, you can make the most out of your Zero Screen Day and enjoy quality time with your loved ones.

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Trivena GV

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