In this age of information technology, not a day goes by without a smartphone. Some people keep smartphones in their hands all day. The most frightening thing is that many people spend their time looking at their smartphone’s touchscreen without talking to the people around them. Nomophobia is now the name of the problem of not having a smartphone.
Smartphone has become an addiction, and our addiction to smartphones is a considerable risk for mental health. Resultantly, the people have become mentally weak. Those who have become very dependent or addicted to smartphones can now give up this addiction and start thinking of something better. A report in the Economic Times has mentioned several ways in this regard.
Let’s find out:
Reduce phone usage time
It is necessary to reduce smartphone usage time to maintain good mental health. How many times a day you will use your smartphone? First, decide not to look at the smartphone more than 20 times a day. Also, it would be best if you made a timetable not to use the smartphone while eating and talking to people. In this way, keep reducing the time slowly. Even if it is a little tricky at first, you will be able to do it slowly.
Stop using Facebook
There are some unnecessary apps on the phone which you must remove these apps. Social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter are needed on smartphones. Be careful about using these apps. If possible, remove these two apps. There are many more apps on smartphones that waste time. Removing such apps will save time and reduce the storage and charge of the phone.
Turn off the phone before going to sleep.
Many people know about turning off the phone before going to sleep, but in reality, they do not. If you turn off the phone while sleeping, turn off the phone thinking that there is no urgent work to sleep. Sleep will be better if you get used to it. Moreover, if you stay away from the phone for a long time, the addiction will also decrease.
Reduce or turn off notifications
Customize smartphone notifications—the lower the notification, the lower the smartphone viewing rate. Turn off notifications if possible without too much urgency.
Use feature phones if possible.
If smartphone addiction takes a deadly shape, start using feature phones instead of smartphones. One week in a row, you can return to your smartphone using the feature phone. This habit will reduce the addiction a bit.
Use a watch
The use of watches has almost decreased due to smartphones. People are using smartphones to see the time. Once you go to the smartphone, notifications, Facebook, Twitter are entering. Use an alarm clock instead of an alarm on the smartphone. Go back to the old days of technology to cut the addiction.
Take the help of the app.
You will find many apps in the Google Play Store that can reduce the use of smartphones. App Detox and Rescue Times are two such apps. Download the app and use the smartphone as needed.
Talk on the phone according to the schedule.
Suppose you give someone your mobile number then tell them that you will get me on the phone from this time of the day.