How To Break Up With Your Smartphone
Do you spend too much time checking your smartphone? If so, how do you deal with it?
Catherine Price is the author of How To Break Up With Your Phone. As the title may suggest, she likens the relationship a person has with their phone to a romantic attachment.
"The apps are designed to excite our brains," Catherine says.
The book is divided into two sections: Wake Up and Break Up. The first section looks into how spending too much time on your phone affects things like concentration, getting a good night's sleep and interactions with other people, while the second section "provides a plan for what you can do to take back control of your relationship with it."
"For many of us, we reach for our phone on autopilot. The first step is to catch yourself in the process of doing that."
"It's a behaviour that is hard to change."
Catherine says it's important not to think about reducing smartphone use as a restriction.
"Think about it as spending more time on your life and determining what role your phone should play in your ideal life. If you're spending time on your phone, you're not spending time on something that is meaningful to you."