Be honest, how often do you catch yourself checking your phone out of habit, boredom, stress, or just because it’s something to do?
Many of my friends, including myself, have this compulsion of mindlessly glancing on our phones every chance we get. It’s equally annoying and silly (really!). Yet, till recently I had a hard time dropping this rather weird pattern.
So if you have little or no self-control, but you're committed to end this annoying co-dependency cycle, try Brad's genius trick:
'Take a stretchy hair band and wrap it around your phone. Put it right in the middle of the screen so you can answer incoming calls but you're still prevented from using it mindlessly.'
He continues on saying, that the hair band represents your thinking trigger, so when you reach for the phone and you see it there...your brain makes you ask yourself a simple question before you go any further: ''what is my intention?' If you really want to use the phone, set your intention for why, and remove the hair band. If you realize that there is no real reason for you to unlock your screen, don’t do it and move on.'
Take my word for it, it really works! It's all about not letting your distractions rule your life and by developing a mindful habit of not giving in, you'll become less stressed, more mindful and you'll actually stop reaching for your phone as often...
Are you game?
P.S: A healthier way to phone chit-chats.
P.P.S: Phone life...
(via Digital Telepathy. Photos by Brad Soroka and via Vintage Everyday)