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Smartphones Destroy Your Ability To Feel Pleasure
Don’t worry, you don’t have to toss out your fancy new phone. In spite of all the warnings in this article, it is relatively easy to work around these dangers of smartphone overuse.
1. Have a specific purpose for using your phone. Use it for sending emails, making calls or returning text messages. Set a specific schedule for doing this so you’re not responding to communications in piecemeal fashion, which lowers your overall productivity and wastes time. Try setting aside a few minutes 4 or 5 times a day for this.
2. Don’t use your smartphone 1 hour before bed. If you must use it at a late hour for some reason, install the f.lux app on your phone. This app blocks out the blue light emitted by your screen so it won’t confuse your brain into thinking it is daytime.
3. Just put the darn phone down. Yes, this is easier said than done for some, but believe it or not, there was a time when human beings did not have smartphones, or (gasp) any type of cell phone at all. Somehow, we all survived. Once you free yourself of smartphone addiction, you’ll probably find it quite liberating. Go outside, get some sun, socialize, go for walk. Life doesn’t happen on social media. It happens in the real world. There’s a whole world out there, but you’ll never experience everything it has to offer if you’re always looking down at a 5” screen.