TIPS TO BREAK YOUR CELLPHONE ADDICTION
Could you put down your phone and not check it for several minutes? How about an hour? How about a full day? 90 percent of us ignore incoming cell phone calls. Dr. James Roberts, author of "Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?" and a professor at Baylor University, says it's possible to gain control over your smartphone -- if you take the right steps. "It's all about finding your 'digital sweet spot,' that magical place where you are still plugged in but have carved out time for the things that really matter," Roberts explained. "You, your relationships and community are the bedrocks of living a happy and meaningful life. They are also the first things that suffer when our lives get out of balance."
Five tips to break your smartphone addiction and get your life back in balance:
1. No smartphones while driving.
2. Establish "smartphone-free" zones and times.
3. Use airplane mode.
4. Put out a (social) contract on yourself.
5. Commit to it and do it.