Before we talked about phone usage and how we are constantly on our handheld mobile devices. Due to the positive response the post got, I thought I’d do a post with some tips on how you can use social media less.
Did you know the average person is said to check their phone 110 times a day? Pretty crazy, right? Could you ignore your phone for 30 minutes?
no mobile phobia; the fear of going without your phone
Time to give your phone a little space for itself, here are 15 tips to try!
- Track your phone checks
You could use an app to see how many times you look at your phone.
- Set limits
Make them manageable and therefore achievable.
- Make a to-do list each day
Don’t check social media/emails until you’re finished.
- Turn off the notifications
We all have them, but they can wait for an hour or two.
- Set a time you won’t go on your phone
This could just be for half an hour. Any small amount of time is progress.
- Be brave
Delete some social media apps.
- Get a hobby
There must be something new you want to try. Maybe that’s a new sport or something else, go have the courage to do it.
- Keep a book/newspaper/magazine with you
This way you can read something else when you’re bored, and chances are you’ll be learning new information too without even realising it.
- Put your phone on silent
Go on, you know you want to!
- Don’t go on your phone before bed
Instead write, read or do whatever as long as it doesn’t involve technology, and the internet!
- Night = Do Not Disturb mode
No interruptions, more sleep! Personally, I think that’s always a bonus.
- Don’t go on your phone in class
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory, especially when you’re there to learn.
- Hide your phone when you’re trying to work
That way you won’t get distracted by it just being there
- Make yourself accountable
Tell others how are cutting down on social media
- Go chill!
Give yourself time to meet friends face to face, have a conversation in person and really connect!
Why not give it a try? Let’s face it, what have you really got to lose!
Until next time,
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