When you’re having dinner, do you want to grab your phone and scan your emails, text messages, or social media? Is your smartphone the first thing you reach for in the morning after having a conscious thought? Do you feel like you can’t go too long without “checking” in and connecting on your phone? Guess what….you may have have a smartphone addiction.
In this post I wrote about my own addiction to the internet and information. It’s something I’ve been working on. Specifically, there’s something I’ve been doing to help me in this area. It’s free, and it’s quite simple.
Don’t carry your phone on you.
That’s the secret.
In the past, when I would get home, I would keep my iPhone in my pocket. Or if not in my pocket it would remain fairly close to me. That way, if someone messaged me on Facebook or Twitter, or I received an email or text, I could quickly receive the information and choose how to respond.
Now, when I get home, I simply leave my iPhone on my kitchen table. If someone calls me, I’ll hear it. But I won’t hear the vibration or *ding* if someone messages me. Or, at the very least, it will make it much more difficult for me to see it, since I’ll be tired and not want to get up from the couch.
So…that’s it. It’s something that’s been working for me, and so I pass it along to you. You’re welcome.
[image by themacgirl]