The world has been taken over by technology. Your friends might have noticed that your phone is always with you, and you’re beginning to think they have a point, and that you may in fact, have a phone problem.
“Too much social media or smartphone usage may be costing you more than just time,” a source told Mashable. “Studies show it may be stealing your happiness, stunting development in children, and decreasing academic and social potential in our college student population.”
Improve your health and use some of these tips to help reduce the time you spend on your phone:
Turn Off Notifications
If you turn off all the distractions, it’ll be easier to concentrate on your life. When you get a notification you tend to start browsing, which might never end. Try not checking your phone every second.
Get An App
Get an app that calculates how much time you’re using your phone on a daily basis. There are various apps such as “Moment” for IOS that monitor your phone usage and inform you on how many hours you spent looking at your phone screen.
Schedule Phone-Free Periods
Try to set up hours of the day to put your phone away and appreciate your surroundings. You don’t need to have your phone with you whilst eating or in the bathroom. Just shut down your phone and release your stress.
Start A Book
Find the right book. Maybe start a series, just so that you know that it won’t end anytime soon. If you’re looking for a chill session, put your phone away and grab your book.
Find A Hobby
Learn how to play a new instrument, learn a new skill, cook, do some photography… anything to help you disconnect from your phone and connect with something else.
Go out skateboarding, cycling, swimming, or just on a stroll. Maybe call a friend over and work out together.
You need to find ways to stay distracted, and what better way than spending a day with your closest friends? Let them help you stay away from your phone. Maybe have a no-phone meet up date.
Don’t bring your phone with you, or just shut it down, during classes or meetings or other events.
You shouldn’t just throw away your phone, because it does come with many advantages. Yet, simply try to limit the time you spend on social media. Once you learn how to put your phone away in the right circumstances, you are no longer addicted.
Did the tips help?