Give Yourself a “Smartphone free day”

Let technology help solve your problems.

Darius Foroux
3 min readJun 12, 2024

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Our phones have become an extension of ourselves. We use a phone for almost everything: Staying connected with friends and family, doing work, managing our lives and schedules, entertaining ourselves, etc.

A recent study showed that the average person spends around three hours a day on their phone, which adds up to around 45 days a year.1

That’s a month and a half worth of time! Imagine what you can do with a free month and a half. You can write a very rough book draft, or even get much fitter, etc.

Spending time on our phones is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean we can’t manage it. Think about the constant need to check notifications, scroll through social media feeds, and respond to messages.

This isn’t just bad for our mental health. It also distracts us from doing and finishing our work on time.

For the sake of our personal well-being and productivity, we need to reduce the time spent on our phones. Here are a few ways you can get off your phone.

Know WHY you keep using your phone

What activity makes you spend the most time on your phone? Is it social media? Emails? Work? Boredom shopping?

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Darius Foroux

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