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IN Science & Technology ON 21 Jan, 2016
We're living in an era of social media where things like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat rule our worlds. Hence, we're stuck on our cellphones almost all day and forget to live our lives. Most of the times, we're so engrossed in our social media lives that we don't realize how much of a real life are we missing out on. That's when an intervention is needed.
You must find effective techniques to get over your cellphne addiction so you can start enjoying life once again.
It records the number of times you have unlocked your phone within a time span and gives you a report on your cell phone addiction accordingly.
In some smartphones, there is an option of tracking your duration of phone usage. Start with a realistic time for the usage and start reducing the time regularly.
Instead of whiling your time away on social media nonsense, make a list of things you want to complete during the day and only then go to check your social media profiles.
In every smartphone, there is a option for notification's setting which allows you to turn off the notifications on various apps that you use. Be it, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, you can switch off the notifications.
If you're too brave, delete some social media apps from your phone. That way, you can only check it from your laptop and let's face it, that doesn't excite you anymore.
Take your time to do things which you enjoy like indulging in some workout sessions, or art work. I mean anything you enjoy.
You can go to unroll.me and sign up there from your email address. It shows all the email subscriptions you have and you can start unsubscribing from them.
Make sure you carry a book along with you wherever you go so that you don't have to sit idle. If you're sitting idle, you will be compelled to check your phone again and again.
If you're sitting with family or alone during meals, the food should be given priority so make sure that you keep the cellphone away.
It is noted that people take extra 15 minutes during their daily bathroom routine if they take their phone inside with them. So AVOID!
If you're going to bed or if you simply need a few hours away from your phone, switch on the Do Not Disturb mode.
Avoid using or taking down notes during meetings or lectures on your cell phones. Instead, use a pen and paper like old times.
Since you won't know if somebody has texted you, you won't be tempted to respond. Out of sight will be out of mind!
It is reported that using cellphones while driving kills more people than drunk driving does.