Have you tried the Moment App?

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Let’s be honest… the first thing we do when we wake up is check our Instagram feed and the last thing we do before bed is, well, check our Instagram feed.

Then throughout the rest of the day we are calling, texting, e-mailing, Facebooking, tweeting, pinning, and more. Our phones, for better or worse, have become a vital part of our lives.

So when we found an app that actually monitors exactly how many minutes you are on your phone throughout the day, we had to give it a try–eeek!! Scary right?

The Moment app is pretty simple: download it for free, and agree to all terms of service and location settings, and right away it starts tracking your usage. You can even create your own notifications when you’re getting close to going over a set amount minutes.

Since working for Bloguettes inherently requires a lot of phone time, we decided it would be fun to see just how much time the Bloguettes team actually spends on their phones! We asked them questions both before and after seeing their stats. Here are their results…

IMG_1754Candace, Editor

BEFORE:

How much do you think you use your phone? 200ish minutes?

Do you think it is too much? Yes! Way too much. But I can’t help myself. I use my job as an excuse, since it requires me to be pretty active on social media throughout the day.

What do you spend most of your time on your phone doing? Insta? FB? Calls? Ugh, embarrassed to admit this–but Instagram. It’s a problem! I take an Instagram break probably every hour.

AFTER:

How much did you actually use your phone on a normal day? 276 minutes !! Yikes!

Was this better or worse than what you expected? Worse! Way worse! I’m blaming it on the fact that I just got a new phone and maybe I’m just excited? Either way I need an intervention.

Are you more aware of using your phone during the “moments” you should be present? Despite how much time I spend on my phone, I think I’m pretty good at this. I make it a rule to put my phone away at dinner, or whenever I’m spending one-on-one time with someone.

IMG_1767Sakura, Co-Founder

BEFORE:

How much do you think you use your phone? Maybe on average about 2 hours total?! It really depends on the week day, I find myself too busy for my phone in the beginning of the week, but towards the end of the week when things are slowing down, I find myself on my phone more!

Do you think it is too much? Ehh… I do check my phone A LOT, but I’m not constantly on my phone. I don’t think I’m too bad!

What do you spend most of your time on your phone doing? Insta? FB? Calls? Probably Instagram & Pinterest. I really enjoy laying in bed at the end of the day on Pinterest & Instagram so that’s probably when I spend the most time on my phone!

AFTER:

How much did you actually use your phone on a normal day? 119 minutes

Was this better or worse than what you expected? A lot better, but then again it was Monday and yesterday was a bit crazy!

Are you more aware of using your phone during the “moments” you should be present?
Absolutely! I’m really trying to be better about it, and this app solidifies it!

IMG_1758Jessica, Director of Operations

BEFORE:

How much do you think you use your phone? I would guess about 250 minutes, maybe 300…

Do you think it is too much? Of course it’s too much.

What do you spend most of your time on your phone doing? Insta? FB? Calls? Definitely watching snapchat stories–I can’t miss anything! I feel FOMO if I don’t watch them. I love that all of the bloggers are starting to get snapchat accounts, it’s so fun to get a “behind the scenes” look at their day to day life. I also spend a lot of time on Pinterest and Instagram! Oh, and I text a lot…

AFTER:

How much did you actually use your phone on a normal day? 260 minutes.

Was this better or worse than what you expected? Just about right!

Are you more aware of using your phone during the “moments” you should be present?
I’ve been making more of effort to put my phone away when talking with friends, at a meeting, or during dinners. It’s nice to actually connect face to face and not be distracted by text messages, Instagram, emails… all those things can wait.

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Gabi, Creative Director

BEFORE:

How much do you think you use your phone? Probably about 2 hours of my day!

Do you think it is too much? Majority of my time on my phone is when I’m working, a lot of my day consists of taking and posting Instagram photos for Bloguettes and checking emails while I’m out on a shoot… so no because it’s definitely necessary.

What do you spend most of your time on your phone doing? Insta? FB? Calls?
Definitely Instagram but depending on the day, phone calls. I love chatting on the phone with friends or family that don’t live near me.

AFTER:

How much did you actually use your phone on a normal day? 177 minutes.

Was this better or worse than what you expected? It wasn’t too much more than I expected!

Are you more aware of using your phone during the “moments” you should be present? Yes! I would like to try and cut this number in half!

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Lorena, Co-Founder

No joke guys, Lorena was too busy ON HER PHONE and forgot to send her replies to the questions and track her phone usage for the day. We can’t make this stuff up. When asked to give a rough estimate of how much time she spends on the phone each day, she wasn’t sure, but said she’d be scared to see an exact number.

So what about you? How much time do you think you spend on your phone? Do you even want to know?