Experts state the constant use of gadgets is harmful to our health. “When people are so plugged into their devices around the clock, they often lose their ability to be fully present to themselves and to other people,” says Jeffrey Rossman, Ph.D.
“It negatively affects our peace of mind and relationships with others.” It is not possible for people to quit using gadgets completely, so it’s not necessary to ditch them. You just have to organize your time so you can have time for everything.”
Today we are going to be sharing with you how to break your smartphone addiction in just 21 days. Hope you enjoy!
- Tech free zones are the way to go.
When you wake up, don’t use your phone in the first 30 minutes.
- Digital free dinners.
Your boyfriend/girlfriend will thank you for it.
- Limit your social media time.
It happens to the best of us… We log into social media and we end up wasting countless hours down that black hole. Put a time limit on when you can’t access social media. Example: after 9 pm.
- Only important.
“I’m bored” is not an excuse to use your smartphone. Try to use your phone only if you truly need to use it.
- Turn off push notifications.
- Leave blank space. Don’t use social media while doing everyday activities, or when you have some time gap. Let your mind be unoccupied during those times instead of defaulting to your phone, says Dr. Small.
- Do something else.
Forget about technology for a few hours of the day. Instead of watching TV or playing video games, use your time wisely and spend it with your friends or go out in nature.
- Get rewired.
You don’t need to stop using the device altogether. You just need to alter the things you use it for.
- Set reminders when to turn off your device and when you should go for a walk or have a nice dinner.
- Use apps that are actually healthy for you!
Watch some meditation guidance videos, or use an app that counts your steps.