I am a telephone addict. They step one to the road to recovery is acceptance and I have long accepted my addicted, and I am ready to stop being addicted to my phone. After having my phone stolen, I thought it was a good chance to go a whole year without my phone. I lasted 2 days without a phone, and by without a phone I mean that I had an old phone that I used for calls and texts. But it was still a phone so I basically went 0 days without a phone. My phone has everything, banking, travel card, Railcard, emails, bible, Apple Pay, ebooks, photo editing apps, social media, app where you grow trees in real life, endless apps that I need in my daily life. I think that in 2019 it’s impossible for me to be phoneless, however, for lent, I do plan on using my phone less.
If like me, you want to reduce your phone usage, here are some helpful tips:
- Track your usage so you know exactly how much time you’re spending on your phone and set a goal to reduce it by 30 a week on average.
- Put your phone on aeroplane mode throughout the night and during some of the day if you can.
- Only look at your phone during lunch breaks at work.
- Disable your push notifications, so you won’t be tempted to check on every notification you get.
- Don’t go to bed with your phone – keep it far away.
- For stronger people, turn off your phone when you’re at work.
I hope this helps any phone addicts like me who are looking to kick the addiction.
Thank you for reading.