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Can you survive a week without your smartphone?
Yes. Definitely you can, you won't die of starvation or dehydration. However, this is what I've found. Smartphones are addictive! Have you ever tried doing your homework or assignments but just couldn't control yourself from checking on your phone every now and then?
If yes, Congratulation,you have just become part of the many people who can't live without their smartphones.
If no,please proceed on doing your stuffs,but you may read on if you want.
Even though smartphone is really useful especially for business customers,the side effect is that it will become highly addictive as you use it.
Well,if you happen to be one of those who are addicted to this problem,you will notice that you aren't actually checking on anything on your phone. Most of the time,you don't even realize why you picked up the phone. It has become a highly distinctive addiction. You'll find yourself refreshing your news feed on facebook,twitter or instagram.
This,to me, is really really bad. We are all productivity craving animals and distractions like this is just unacceptable.
Now, as a part of social responsibility or whatever, I've got a suggestion to solve this issue.
You can try practicing the "NO" period method.
If you want to complete a project or wants to concentrate on your research or whatsoever,
take a period of time,say 2 hours devoted to just doing this project.
You have to say "NO" to everything during that period,don't pick up phone,don't check on your phones,lock your room and etc.
*Of course,if you're expecting an urgent or important call,you may pick up the phone
It may be tempting at first to check on your phone thinking that there will be important or urgent messages. However, based on my experience,very little things are really that urgent that you must attend to it immediately.
One suggestion is that you can turn off or silent the phone and put it in a drawer. Do not retrieve it until you have done your work.
This may sound very critical but believe me, this distraction is a threat to your productivity.
In the end of the day, you are the human and the phone is the tool,you control the tool,not otherwise.
I wish everyone the best of luck in tackling this issue.