How I quit my phone addiction

Written by: John Dicey | Last updated: 14 Oct 20

Reviewed by: Colleen Dwyer

Great article by Valentine McKinley about how when checking her messages got out of control she turned to Allen Carr’s Easyway and her phone habits got healthier.

“Like many people, I used to check my phone basically any time there was a lull in activity of more than 30 seconds. If I was having dinner with my partner and he went to the bathroom, my phone would be out in an instant. If I was waiting for a train. If I was waiting for the kettle to boil. If I was listening to a podcast and it got a bit boring. If I was listening to a friend and they got a bit boring — well, I wouldn’t actually take it out then. But I’d feel a twitch toward it……

In the end, it wasn’t so much like choosing the obviously better option — I mean, I’ve known for years that there are better options than getting tense and wired every time I have a “break.” It was more like the decision was made for me at a layer deeper than my usual verbal thinking brain. It just settled there and became reality. In fact, the urge to check my phone faded to the degree that I sometimes forget to check my phone all day, to the annoyance of co-workers trying to contact me”.

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