Did you know that young adults use their smartphones approx 5 hours a day??* I'm not exactly sure how much time I spend on my phone, but I know it's more than it should be. Ever since I saw @ariannahuff keynote speech at OMED two weeks ago where she discussed how being overly consumed by our smartphones detracts from our creativity, human connections, productivity, and wellbeing, I've been on my phone much less. And as a result, I've been more mindful and present 🙏. Here are some important ways to cut back on smartphone use:
1. Turn off notifications (notifications increase anxiety about having to check our phone right away & takes our attention away from current tasks). When I see patients, I put my phone on silent or put it away in my desk.
2. Keep your phone off the table when eating with others (it has been shown that the mere presence of our phone lowers the quality of conversation). 3. Keep your phone far, far away from you when sleeping (notifications and the blue light that emits from it disrupts our sleep). •
If you have any other ideas on how to cut back on phone use, please share below! 👇
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