- Jun 8, 2018
How often do you turn your phone off? And when you do, how long does it usually stay off?
I think our modern society is too dependent on these devices. I believe we all need a break from them. Perhaps we can learn moderation, even though it's extremely hard not to slip from moderation...Other than for reboots, I turned my phone off for 24 hours in the middle of December, a smart phone fast as part of a book I was reading on cell phone addiction. The book cited studies saying that doing this can have a positive effect on the way we use our phones for upwards of two weeks, I think it said? I really should put the phone away again.
I think many do have device addiction.I think our modern society is too dependent on these devices. I believe we all need a break from them. Perhaps we can learn moderation, even though it's extremely hard not to slip from moderation...
I've seen people walking down the street checking Instagram likes on their phone. That is a problem. Using a phone to keep in touch with friends and family is not. I think perhaps a data cap or time limit on web browsing or social media while out would help.I think many do have device addiction.
However, I don’t own a home phone, and I have a wife and 2 children to care for. Therefore, the “solution” for me is self moderation: putting the phone away, not having it out during family time, enabling DND, etc.
I can exercise self-control without a thermonuclear option.
I.e. I never turn my phone off, but it isn’t the center of my existence either.