Do you find yourself checking your phone every five minutes? Checking before you fall asleep at night? Cuddling your phone as you fall asleep? Here are some tips to get away from device addiction:
- Keep a list of things to “google later”. Ask yourself, do you need to google something immediately or can it wait until later?
- Turn off noise! Keep your phone quiet of any notifications so you don’t feel the need to check it. This includes having your phone on vibrate! If you keep your phone on vibrate you may think that you keep hearing it, and then go in to check social media anyway.
- Download a app to prevent your own phone use. This will help you monitor your own phone use.
- Practice Mindfulness. Did you know that it has been shown that our phones distract us even when we aren’t using them? To combat this, practice mindfulness in your daily life. Look up some mindfulness apps such as Headspace to help!
Source: Common Sense Media
Do you or your teens struggle putting phones away? Do you have any tips of your own? Let us know in the comments!