They say that recognizing you have an addiction is the first step to recovery. Do you compulsively check your phone for new emails, Facebook or Twitter notifications?
Do you panic when you realize you left it at home and turn right back to get it even though you are almost at work? Does the idea of going a day without your phone make you anxious and nervous? Do you find yourself texting or checking your Twitter feed while driving even though you know you are potentially putting both yourself and other people in danger? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, then you might be a smartphone addict and you must do something about it.
So how exactly can you overcome this addiction? First of all, let us talk about some of the things you should not do;
Now let us look at some of the things you can do to overcome your smartphone addiction;
It might be difficult to part with your emails when you close from work and for that reason, you might be deterred from trying to wean yourself off your smartphone. You can, however, get yourself a feature phone if you are determined to kick your addiction to the curb. These phones are somewhere between smartphones and basic phones; they usually have a limited proprietary operating system and usually do not support third-party software (applications). However, email features can be found on them although they have to be accessed through a mobile browser. Examples of feature phones include the Sony Ericsson Elm, the Sharp SH-04B, the Samsung Monte, the LG Mini and the Puma phone.