There is no doubt that men, women, and children of our generation are obsessed, fixated, and dependent on smartphones. It’s hard to believe there was a time when we didn’t have cell phones to be in constant digital contact with others. There was even a time when folks would have to pull out large maps for directions instead of plugging in an address on a GPS app. With this new technological way of living, people would rather look down at there phones than converse with others in real life. Millennials are turning into iPhone zombies and one can assume it is only going to get worse from here.
Here are a few steps that can help to minimize your smartphone addiction:
1. Put your smartphone on silent. You will not miss out on groundbreaking news. If you miss a call, you can always return it.
2. Weed through your notification alerts. The less your phone “dings” or alerts you of a notification, the less you are thinking about your smartphone.
3. Go for a walk and leave your phone at home. Enjoy nature. Be present. When you connect with something bigger than yourself, it’s easy to forget the need to pull out your smartphone and check the latest updates on Facebook, etc.
4. Delete unnecessary and time-wasting apps. Talk to someone in real life and stop playing the latest level of Candy Crush or Pokemon Go.
5. Switch to a feature phone. Get rid of the smartphone and go back to the cell phone that only allows texting and talk.
If you have a more serious smartphone addiction, further lengths may need to be taken to get you the necessary help you need. Don’t hesitate to talk to your friends, family, or loved ones about your problem. Please feel free to reach out to Recovery Today USA for help.