Overcoming Phone Addiction

Mental Health

Have your ever feel so anxious when you don’t bring your smartphone? Feeling like there’s something missing when you left your phone home? Are you that kind of person who always check your phone before and after sleeping? Or maybe when after captured photos, you prefer looking at the photos on your phone instead of the real scenery? If you answered those with ‘Yes’, then maybe you are having phone addiction.

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Don’t let yourself miss beautiful moments on your life. Enjoy your life while you can. So, to overcome your phone addiction, you can follow these steps:

1. Start yourself with positive activities

People who suffer phone addiction will start their day by checking on phones first. This is not a good idea. Try to start your day with positive activities like stretching, meditation, or preparing breakfast.

 

2. Silence it

When you’re working, attending a class or event, or something else, try to silence your phone and notification. You don’t need to check it every time notification beeping. Especially, when you’re driving. There are so many accidents happened because of checking on phones while driving.  

 

3. Create To-Do List

Before your start your activities, make a list of things you must to do and don’t check on emails, facebook, or anything else before you finished all the things on to-do list.

 

4. Turn it off

Turn your phone off minimum 1 or 2 hours (or how long you want) in a day or turn off your notifications. This will help you to focus on what you do that’s more important. Don’t let your productivity gone just because you love your phone too much.

 

5. Before sleeping

Turn off your devices an hour before sleeping. Why you need to do it? Because your time is more precious for sleeping, then wasting your time on your phone, playing games late night, facebook, or others. Turn it off and feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning.


Still unsure you’re having phone addiction? Check out this infographic!

Phone addiction infographic

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Winny Irmarooke

Co-Founder & Editor