7 Ways to Get Rid of Your Smartphone Addiction
If you’re anything like me, you probably use your smartphone too much! I often use the excuse that I have to use my phone for work, or that without Google Maps I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere, but aside from its useful features, I still spend too much time ‘checking’ my phone for one thing or another.
There is even a term for people who have a fear of living without their smartphones – nomophobia.
A recent article in The Economic Times, 7 ways to get rid of smartphone addiction, outlines 7 ways that you can get rid of your smartphone addiction, including:
- Customize your notifications – the fewer notifications you receive, the less likely you are to check your phone.
- Limit your smartphone usage – arrange particular time to use or not use your phone (e.g. not using your phone during mealtimes).
- Remove any unnecessary apps – believe it not social media apps like Facebook and Twitter are not necessary, why not try deleting them.
- Turn your phone off at night – as The Economics Times states: ‘hell won’t free over if your phone stays switched off for a few hours’ and who knows, you might even get a better night’s sleep.
- Download useful apps – some apps will even help you to reduce your usage, why not try ‘Rescue Time’ and ‘AppDetox’.
- Keep track of time the old-fashioned way – you don’t need a smartphone to tell the time, why not invest in a watch and alarm clock.
- Return to an old school phone – if none of the above work, why not ditch your smartphone for something more traditional.
Reference: Bagga, A. (2016, August 09). 7 ways to get rid of smartphone addiction. Retrieved from The Economic Times: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/spe...