Most of us spend too much time staring at screens, just as most of us spend too much money on things we don't need. Yet the idea of giving up these things feels like self deprivation.
Minimalism isn't necessarily about living an austere life though, it's about being more mindful of how we use our resources. Or as Jory MacKay puts it:
The modern minimalist movement stems from a desire not just for less stuff. But for more control and intention in how we spend our time and energy.
Well worth a read if you're suffering from smartphone fatigue.