How to Instantly Cut Down Your Smartphone Use and Free Your Mind for Other Things

Have you ever noticed when you check your phone for the time, you check a whole lot of other things too?

At least, I would. Lemme just check this other thing real quick, I’d tell myself…. and then I’d look up, twenty minutes later.

Get a wrist watch* and a bedside alarm clock. The only notification they give you, is what time it is.

a digital bedside alarm clock next to a Timex wrist watch

* Admittedly, ymmv if you prefer a smartwatch. Tried a Fitbit once, and it was terribly distracting for me. Finally decided that if an alarm clock succeeds in waking me up, I am fit enough.

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