Resolve To Use Your Smart Phone Less In 2018

December 29, 2017

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The struggle is real!  The average person checks their phone at least 85 times a day!  So if your New Year resolution is to break the electronic device habit, then we can help with some suggestions.  Set your phone to grayscale.  Instructions are simple enough and usually are in the settings and accessibility folders of your phone. The muted screen is less attractive compared to its bright and saturated colorful counterpart, hopefully making you take the time to think about why you want to fiddle with your phone before you do. Break away from social media.  Study after study confirms that the more time you spend on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr, you damage your self-esteem. You can always psych yourself out whenever you use your smartphone and tell yourself it’s a bit on the slow side. Although, if your phone is a few years old, it might actually be slower than ever thanks to Apple’s recent reveal that it slows older iPhones to avoid damaging components. Using your phone might actually improve your work performance. Even leaving your phone on your desk takes away some precious brain power you could be using to study for a test, or learn a new language. When trying to learn something new, you’re better off keeping your phone out of sight, and going back to basics with a pen and paper.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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