Jun 24, 2019

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How to Have a Healthier Relationship with Your Devices

In today’s fast paced world, many apps and programs designed today are done so with the purpose of catching your attention and making it hard to put your phone, tablet, or even your computer down. While this makes it easier to stay connected, there’s also a downside: not only does your sleep quality diminish as a result, but you also have a hard time focusing. Here’s how you can stop being so dependent on your devices and actually be able to enjoy them while still living a full life off-screen:

  1. Remove your favorite apps from your home screen

It’s easy to be tempted to check in with your favorite apps when they’re always just one tap away on your home screen, but big changes start small. Instead of always having them on your home screen, keep your favorite apps to the back pages and only have the most important apps (i.e. your Contacts, Messages) on priority.

  • Learn to turn off your app notifications

It seems so simple, but this little setting can mean the difference between constantly scrolling down news feeds and being able to look at anything else other than your glowing screen.

  • Change your screen to greyscale

Bright, flashy colors and designs do a lot when it comes to attracting and exciting users in order to draw them towards specific apps and programs, and make you more likely to check your news feeds. One advice you can take to keep yourself from checking your screen is to switch your phone’s color settings to grey scale. This reduces the triggers caused by bright, flashy colors and make you less tempted to use your favorite apps.

  • Charge your devices away from your bedroom

If you check your phone first thing in the morning and last thing before going to sleep at night, you want to wean yourself off of your devices by charging them either at the other end of your room or somewhere else in your home entirely, such as your living room.

  • Learn to leave your phone behind

If you consider yourself addicted to social media, the biggest step you can take is to start giving physical distance between you and your phone. You can start this by leaving your phone in your bag while doing menial tasks outdoors or working out, or even simply by doing something else offline, like reading a book or taking a short jog around the neighborhood. After a while, you’ll start to notice the details of the environment as well as the people around you, and you’ll spend more time away from your phone as a result.

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