Although smartphones bless us with the gift of convenience, we can often become too reliant on them overtime. Setting aside time to take inventory of how often you’re on your phone can give you the ability to analyze how often you’re on your phone, and find when and how you can reduce it. Since notifications have been shown to disrupt streams of productivity, go through your applications and find apps that you can put on do not disturb by disabling notifications.
- Apple has a tool for their iPhones that lets users know how much time they’re spending on their phone and how much they’re using specific apps.
- Some studies have shown that when people rearrange their app it creates a bit of psychological distance that allows people to be less tempted to use the apps.
- Don’t use vibrations and instead keep everything on silent mode. Whenever our phone vibrates, human nature is to pick it up and check it.
“Most things about smartphones are meant to draw you in and keep you engaged. That includes how they look. Many people have found that switching their phones to grayscale mode tempers the temptation check them.”