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Break free from smartphone addiction: 8 simple steps to take control

Published on Apr 20, 2023 06:08 PM IST

Take control of your phone usage with these 8 effective tips to overcome smartphone addiction and improve your well-being.

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In this digital age, it's common to get addicted to smartphones, which can lead to various health issues. However, it's not too late to take control of your phone usage. In this article, we share eight simple steps, tips, and tactics to help you overcome smartphone addiction. From setting boundaries to creating a digital detox plan, read on to discover effective ways to reduce your phone usage and improve your overall well-being.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2023 06:08 PM IST

In this digital age, it's common to get addicted to smartphones, which can lead to various health issues. However, it's not too late to take control of your phone usage. In this article, we share eight simple steps, tips, and tactics to help you overcome smartphone addiction. From setting boundaries to creating a digital detox plan, read on to discover effective ways to reduce your phone usage and improve your overall well-being.(Unsplash)

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Monitor your usage: By keeping track of your phone usage patterns, you can identify the apps and activities that consume the most time. This knowledge helps you make informed decisions and create a plan to reduce screen time.(Artem Podrez) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2023 06:08 PM IST

Monitor your usage: By keeping track of your phone usage patterns, you can identify the apps and activities that consume the most time. This knowledge helps you make informed decisions and create a plan to reduce screen time.(Artem Podrez)

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Set goals: Once you're aware of your usage patterns, set goals for yourself. Start with small targets like reducing screen time by 10% and gradually increase it.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2023 06:08 PM IST

Set goals: Once you're aware of your usage patterns, set goals for yourself. Start with small targets like reducing screen time by 10% and gradually increase it.(Unsplash)

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Disable notifications: Notifications are a significant distraction that can disrupt your focus. Disable unnecessary notifications and prioritize only the important ones.(Freepik ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Disable notifications: Notifications are a significant distraction that can disrupt your focus. Disable unnecessary notifications and prioritize only the important ones.(Freepik )

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Create boundaries: Establish boundaries for yourself and the people around you. Set no-phone zones like mealtime, family time, or social gatherings.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Create boundaries: Establish boundaries for yourself and the people around you. Set no-phone zones like mealtime, family time, or social gatherings.(Unsplash)

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Replace your phone with something else: Keep yourself busy with other activities that don't involve the phone, like reading a book, playing a sport, or pursuing a hobby.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Replace your phone with something else: Keep yourself busy with other activities that don't involve the phone, like reading a book, playing a sport, or pursuing a hobby.(Unsplash)

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Don't use your phone before bedtime: The blue light emitted by smartphones can hamper your sleep cycle. Avoid using your phone for at least an hour before bedtime.(Twitter/MindfulOnline) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Don't use your phone before bedtime: The blue light emitted by smartphones can hamper your sleep cycle. Avoid using your phone for at least an hour before bedtime.(Twitter/MindfulOnline)

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Practice Mindfulness: Adopt mindfulness practices like meditation or deep breathing to lower stress and anxiety levels that are often amplified by smartphone usage.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2023 06:08 PM IST

Practice Mindfulness: Adopt mindfulness practices like meditation or deep breathing to lower stress and anxiety levels that are often amplified by smartphone usage.(Pexels)

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Seek support: If you struggle to control your usage despite multiple attempts, seek professional help, or join a support group.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2023 06:08 PM IST

Seek support: If you struggle to control your usage despite multiple attempts, seek professional help, or join a support group.(Unsplash)

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