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

29 Comments Add yours

  1. jeremyjames says:

    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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      1. jeremyjames says:

        If you’re interested in the backend of behavioural addiction, try Adam Atler’s Irresistible. Eye-opening stuff on how they make the apps and games addictive

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  2. missmisanthrop says:

    Good Read! I definitely need to spend less time on my phone.

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  3. Juli says:

    OMG! I know this will come in handy to take time off from my phone.

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  4. 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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    1. Ugh I wish i lived back then like in the 90s. Things back then we’re simple and easy.

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    2. Blairvillanueva says:

      I am always on my phone coz it is part of my job. But if there’s no WiFi, then that’s the time I am not in my phone.

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      1. HAHA me too! when there’s no wifi and I have school or busy I’m not on my phone.

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  5. Itzel says:

    I feel like the concept of phone addiction is only going to get worse as technology advances and as our lives become more tech based.

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    1. I agree with you. And we’re becoming more lazier

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  6. i usually do a social media cleanse where i just delete all my apps for a week and it really helps. Great post

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    1. That’s actually a really good idea

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  7. Crinkle Hub says:

    Im sure I am not a phone addict. Yet, this post is very informative. Thanks!

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  8. ohh my…thanks for this awesome sharing, gonna be useful me to start my daily social detox soon 😀 Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  9. aisasami says:

    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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    1. Wow. I need to start doing yoga now.

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  10. I usually keep my phone in another room so that lazy me never gets up to bring it 😀

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    1. That’s actually a good idea!

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  11. Kelly says:

    These are great ideas. I need to practice this!

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  12. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    I find your article very helpful. I shall share it with my followers.

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  13. You, Me and Benny says:

    Really great post! I think we’re all addicted at some point but I have tried to be less addicted lately!

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  14. Elizabeth O says:

    This may be hard to begin but I believe that our health should be our top priority. Take it one step at a time.

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  15. I am trying to start using my phone less as well! Thanks for the tips!

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  16. flo says:

    ok you’re speakin to my soul with this one!

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