I’ve been seeing a lot of articles and studies focusing on smartphone addiction lately. When I first heard of this notion I didn’t take it seriously. Sure I enjoy using my phone and it’s features, but addiction felt like a stretch.
I understood cell phone distractions like texting can lead to dangerous situations like car accidents and it kills our attention spans. But I hadn’t considered the stress, anxiety, and slot machine reaction that often comes with alerts and notifications.
As I kept diving into what the “symptoms” of smartphone addiction are, I realized I’m more attached to my phone than I thought. So I’ve decided to conduct a little experiment on myself to see how bad this habit has become.
Since my addiction lies more with social media apps, email, games, and Netflix, I’m uninstalling these apps from my phone for 3 days. I’m also going to cut back on my phone usage all together to see just how addicted I am.
If you’re up for the challenge join me in cutting back on your most addictive phone habits and see how you manage. The first 3 people to reply “I’m in” on this post will get a chance to win some fun prizes for each day you last!
If you last 24 hours you’ll get a taco bell gift card, 48 hours a Republic Wireless tee and water bottle, and for those who complete the full 72 hours a $20 Tango gift card. Give us an update daily on how you’re doing in the comments, so we can track our progress together. The challenge starts tomorrow, who’s in?