You may be shocked to know the percentage of time people spend on their phones, and on social media.
Most people on average spend 3 hours and 15 minutes on their phones everyday, while some are in the habit of checking their phone every 15 minutes or less, even when there are no notifications.
Spending too much time on your phone can tamper with your sleep patterns negatively which may affect your health. It could also reduce quality physical conversation and shorten memory and problem solving ability.
Here are ways to deal with phone addiction
1. Turn off as may notifications as possible
Most people are lured to staying glued on their phones everytime because of notifications that pop up every now and then. Try to turn off notifications to avoid distractions from your phone.
2. Take distracting apps off your home screen
This calls for a deliberate act to stop phone addiction. Try taking out distracting apps off your home screen. They may be social media apps or your favorite game apps.
3. Keep device off bed
As long as your phone remains close to you, you are likely to keep using it. So, always keep your phone off bed especially when it is time to sleep. Also, try charging it off the bed as this could be another form of distraction.
4. Keep yourself in schedule
You could have a particular time frame for using your phone on a daily basis. This would help you stay out of constantly checking your phone.
5. Set phone aside one day in a week
A whole day? Yes, you need it. If you’ve noticed that you are becoming inseparable from your phone you could decide to go a whole day without chatting, gaming or doing other things that doesn’t add much value to you.
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