My Smartphone Addiction Part Two

In November 2017 I stated I was addicted to my smartphone and promised to report back on my progress. I loaded two apps to record my smartphone usage and I was shocked on how much time I spent on the device.

Some days my usage exceeded 3 hours.  

I noticed the following patterns that I have since corrected.

  • When in the house I no longer look at the phone for the time.  I either use a clock or ask Alexa
  • I have removed the Facebook and other social media apps from my phone
  • I have removed all notifications
  • The phone is no longer on my night stand when I go to bed
  • I have set aside 3 times a day to answer email. No more answering email on demand
  • I use remote controls rather than my smartphone to control the TV.
  • I am very aware that when I am bored I go to the smartphone.

My usage is still over an 90 minutes a day. I’m seriously thinking about a no digital day and only answer the phone when someone calls. In another 3 months I will report back on the changes in my smartphone usage.

The following article is a must read for anyone thinking about cutting down their smartphone usage.

Smartphone Detox: How to power down in a wired world

 

 

 

 

 

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