According to a recent report by Deloitte, we’ve never been more addicted to our smartphones.
Are you one of the 30% that check your smartphone overnight? Responding to emails and social media in the middle of the night.
Do you reach for your smartphone as soon as you wake up?
Do you and your partner argue about your excessive phone use? Or perhaps you’re the one resenting how much time they spend on their phone.
Yes, smartphones are great for communicating and keeping in touch and it can be fun to interact or comment with online friends but don’t let them take over your life.
Put down your phone.
Are you ignoring friends and family in favour of checking your email or social media?
What is it you think you’re missing out on when you’re not able to reach and check your smartphone throughout the day?
- How essential is it that you read that email as soon as it enters your Inbox?
- How important is it that you respond instantly to a text?
- Do you need to read every Facebook status update or post from your ‘friends’?
What’s really important? The person or task in front of you or a small, metal object in your hand? Nothing is more important than real life, not even your social media status.