Are you addicted to your phone? Here are some signs…..
- Interacting with the device keeps you up late or otherwise interferes with your sleep.
- It reduces the time you have to be with friends or family.
- It interferes with your ability to finish work or homework.
- It causes you to be rude, even subconsciously. “For instance,” Lembke asks, “are you in the middle of having a conversation with someone and just dropping down and scrolling through your phone?” That’s a bad sign.
- It’s squelching your creativity. “I think that’s really what people don’t realize with their smartphone usage,” Lembke says. “It can really deprive you of a kind of seamless flow of creative thought that generates from your own brain.”
Here is how you can detox…..
- Stop and think for a moment… How much time per day do you spend attached to your smartphone? It is probably more than you realize.
- University of Connecticut psychiatry professor David Greenfield compares humans to the famous “Pavlovian dogs” that were studied by famed Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov so many years ago.
- According to Greenfield, The average adult checks their phone 50 to 300 times each day.
- Could you stay off of your smartphone one day per week? Doctors say it isn’t such a bad idea to “Smartphone Detox.”
- Take baby steps. Try eliminating the smartphone from your dinner table. Could you do it?