How to Stop Checking Your Phone
Change Your Phone Habits: Limit the Negative Impacts and Amplify the Positive.
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In our day and age, we are ruled by our phones.
We use them for everything: calls and text, social media, messenger apps, email, payments, etc.
But it comes at a cost: your attention, time, and focus.
Here are 10 simple rules to make sure you are using your phone (and not the other way around):
Stop checking your phone in the car
Stop checking your phone during TV commercials
Keep your phone across the room when you aren‘t using it
Turn off all notifications
Choose an endpoint for each random surfing session
Stop checking your phone while waiting in line
Create a framework for your day with buffers at the beginning and end of it
Put your phone away after posting something on social media
Stop repeating the cycle of checking things
Recognize it’s a work in progress
The ones that got me the most results?
#4 and #9.
Notifications keep sucking you back into your phone and once you realize that you are doing a loop at checking things - messenger apps, email, websites - you start using your phone with more intention.
Your focus will thank you.