Taking back control of your phone
Here’s how you can snap out of your constant need for apps
What s or t of digit a l user do you want to be? Think about how you want to feel and write it down. For example: “I want to feel less badgered by my phone.”
P ut your p hone aside, close your eyes and notice the peace.
Imagine yourself as a happy digital user, able to put your phone down and only look at it when you really need to.
Think of it like a screwdriver — a tool designed for certain jobs. There’s nothing exciting about it but it has its uses.
So, what i s your phone useful for? Remember, the aim isn’t total abstention, from junk apps and junk use. Define which apps are practical and useful, and which are addictive junk by going through your phone and sorting them into two lists.
Useful apps include: Maps, music, banking, weather, transport, shopping and communication tools such as video calling and text messaging.
The real junk will stick out like a sore thumb. This i s also a good time to think about W hatsApp and Facebook groups. Do you need to be in so many?
Don’t worry about people taking offence if you leave a group. Just explain you’re trying to cut the number you’re in and they can send you a message if they want to get in touch.