THE VER­DICT

PRE­VI­OUS WEEK PHONE USAGE: 49 HOURS, 23 MIN­UTES. DETOX WEEK PHONE USAGE: FIVE HOURS, SEVEN MIN­UTES.

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I have to be hon­est and say the mo­ment this detox was over I re­in­stalled all of my apps. But I’ve learnt some­thing – I’d be­come far too re­liant on my phone and this detox made me re­alise that. I don’t know if I’d rec­om­mend go­ing cold turkey like I did, but it’s im­por­tant to find some sort of bal­ance. For ex­am­ple, at lunches and get-to­geth­ers, un­less I’m ex­pect­ing an im­por­tant call, the phone should not be on the ta­ble – it’s not a bunch of flow­ers, it’s a de­vice and its place is in my bag. An­other thing – it’s OK to not re­ply right that sec­ond. In­stead, I should wait un­til I have the time to re­spond prop­erly. While I’ve re­alised that not hav­ing my phone on me isn’t go­ing to kill me, I’m not go­ing to be swap­ping my iPhone out for a sim­ple brick any­time soon.

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