I have downloaded this app called “YourHour” to keep track of my usage. I really like it, because it shows not just how many hours you spend on your phone, but also which apps you use the most. You can also choose to add a timer. Right now as i am writing this, i have a green timer that says i’ve spent 7minutes on this app. Once i hit 30minutes it turns orange, and turns red when i get past my daily limit. It makes me more aware of my usage and this way it is easier to reduce it.
For the other challenge it’s going quite well. I haven’t spent money in a couple of days and it feels good! I’m thinking about leaving my card at home from now on as well. Things are going great!