Keeping an eye on your cellphone use and tracking how often you check it in an hour, can help you notice if there is an issue.
This will let you know the extent of the problem, so you can come up with reasonable solutions and goals.
Here are 5 tips to manage your phone addiction.
1. Learn Your Triggers
Start exploring what makes you want to use your phone, or your triggers.
These can be things like thoughts about a certain behavior, feelings, or situations.
Do you use your phone because you’re feeling social?
If so, you should consider meeting your friends and family face to face and getting quality time.
2. Change Phones Settings
Most phones will alert you with Facebook, email, Twitter and many other notifications.
You can go into your settings and turn these notifications off, which will reduce your phone vibrating and going off all the time.
Many people have found that utilizing airplane settings is an ideal answer to weaning off your phone.
For people who are afraid of not having their phones, this offers a solution where you can still use your phone, snap pictures and access files stored on the device.
3. Eliminate Apps
Perhaps you need more than just turning off the notifications.
If this is the case, take the next step and start uninstalling apps you don’t really need.
You should start with ones that encourage web surfing.
Do you need Twitter and Facebook on your phone and laptop?
What about email?
Be brutal and you will be happy with the results.
4. Keep Your Phone Out of the Bedroom
If you are learning how to stop using your phone so much, you will want to get it out of your bedroom.
Learn to cut yourself off at night.
Keeping it out of your bedroom will also help with your sleeping habits because the light won’t mess with your circadian rhythm.
5. Hide You Phone
At work, you can leave your phone in a drawer and only check it a few times during the day.
You may want to put up a complicated code that makes you not want to get into your phone.
H/T: New Health Advisor