How to stop being addicted to your Phone

Yes, Huston, we have a problem, being addicted to our phones. Instead of technology improving our lives it has become the biggest source of trouble is that device that’s with you wherever you go.

People spend an 1-3 hours in our phones. In pre-smart phone-era was just 18 minutes.

Are We Phone Junkies?

It’s the first thing we grab in morning when we wake up and it’s the last thing we touch at night. Because the average American ends up reaching for their phone 80 times a day.
I’ll admit it: I check my smartphone compulsively. And the more I use it, the more often the urge to look at it hits me.

KEY POINTS:

  • Studies have shown that spending too much time on your phone is bad for your focus and mental health.
  • As 2019 kicks off, there are some easy ways to build better digital habits.
  • Try turning off notifications, kicking your phone out of your bedroom and even turning on grayscale.

Keep yourself on a schedule

Start with every 15 minutes, then move to every half hour, every 45 minutes, or every hour. When your alarm sounds, spend one minute going through any and all notifications and then reset the timer.

Turn off as many push notifications as possible

Take distracting apps off your home screen

Get Some Distance

Be completely honest with yourself. You should not do things like charging your phone between the time you’ve set and feeling happy on achieving the goal in the end.

You’ll just be fooling yourself.

So be completely honest in this one and follow what you’ve set sincerely.

Now I’ve also been using this since past 15 months or so and more or less I am able to achieve this target because I love Chai and the risk of loosing in the following evening motivates me to achieve this target.

Finally, realize the addiction and the power you have over it. You break the loop. Feel pathetic? Stop using it. Addicted, still? Ask a mate to check your use. Check the health issues caused by the excessive use and assess the damage. That pretty much would jolt you from the use, if nothing else.

Thanks for reading! sincerely, Curlyhairgurlwithablog

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Published by curlyhairgurlwithablog

Just a Girl With a blog.

29 thoughts on “How to stop being addicted to your Phone

  1. I’d add grayscale to that list….this an important topic, I’ve also written about it a few times. I wonder whether people want to listen though. Phone addiction is much like a living in a warm comfortable bubble

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    1. Yes that’s true. social media is the problem I mean people has become obsessed with getting likes and also people wants to look like what they see on social media so it’s a bit of narcissism with talking selfies.

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  2. Great post. I can remember a time when we did not carry a phone with us constantly. It is crazy how much time we spend playing, reading, texting, etc. Definitely a good idea to limit yourself and put away the phone more often!

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  3. I am not much a phone junkie as I can’t use my phone during work. And when I wake up, I just use my phone to put on some meditation music as I meditation and do yoga the first thing after I wake up. At night, I use my phone to read on Kindle.

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