Smart phone addiction

PayPal / EngFrogInWell
Jan 31 27 Comments

I'm spending ~ 4 hrs during weekdays and > 6 hrs on the weekends.

This literally is addiction and is making me highly unproductive personally and professionally.

Appreciate any help to detoxify.

PS: iOS Downtime isn't helping a lot.

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  • Oracle / Eng
    not_larry

    OracleEng

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    not_larrymore
    4 hrs is nothing... I am at 9.
    Jan 314
    • Google ElronMusk
      How is that possible
      Jan 31
    • PayPal / EngFrogInWell
      OP
      You need to see a therapist then.
      Jan 31
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Really? Which therapist?
      Jan 31
    • Oracle / Eng
      not_larry

      OracleEng

      BIO
      Not CTO
      not_larrymore
      No therapist. I chose this life.
      Jan 31
  • Google ElronMusk
    Agreed. Smartphones are the worst.
    Jan 313
    • Sent by a smartphone.
      Jan 31
    • Microsoft Big Pun
      I browse blind on my flip phone. I text my replies.
      Jan 31
    • Google ElronMusk
      Correct. Blind is one of the bad parts of smartphones. Including every other social media app.
      Jan 31
  • Facebook lmaoo
    Sounds like you have too much free time. Use that to prepare for interviews and get out of PayPal.
    Jan 311
  • Microsoft / Otherspartan123
    Delete all the apps that consume your time....No apps no time waste😀
    Jan 314
    • PayPal / EngFrogInWell
      OP
      Haha.
      Jan 31
    • Microsoft / Eng
      MP3

      MicrosoftEng

      BIO
      Troll living under the I-5 overpass
      MP3more
      I did that. Can confirm it works amazing. One app at a time, so that you can adapt
      Jan 31
    • New ScrewUp
      Blind is the App I need to delete 🙁
      Jan 31
    • Microsoft / Otherspartan123
      Delete Blind also and you will be stress free😀...,at least keep the notifications off. It will help.
      Jan 31
  • Microsoft
    Hardwork18

    Microsoft

    BIO
    Intern @ MS
    Hardwork18more
    I found success by giving my iOS screentime password to my friend and my girlfriend. They chose one for me and sent it to each other. I have limits on time of day and aggregate time.

    You might also need to do it for your laptop because that is the next source of pleasure after your phone goes away
    Jan 311
  • Capital One zolk13
    Try an app named Forest
    Jan 311
    • Bank of The West
      GSW

      Bank of The West

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      Cisco, eBay, NetApp, VMware
      GSWmore
      Free version is “flora”
      Forest is paid at 1.99 😜
      Jan 31
  • New ScrewUp
    Same here , thinking of moving to a simpler phone. I seriously believe that smartphones are destroying the whole generation
    Jan 310
  • Unity breadz
    What app on your phone is so captivating?
    Jan 312
    • PayPal / EngFrogInWell
      OP
      Social networking and reddit. Not any games though.
      Jan 31
    • Unity breadz
      I do the same on my laptop + games on phone lol
      Jan 31
  • New ScrewUp
    I deleted even FB and LNKD but unable to delete BLIND !
    Jan 310
  • Amazon / ProductAmznnn
    Throw your phone in a river
    Jan 310
  • Intel WaferIt
    Turn the screen greyscale in accessibility setting. Lock it in a drawer and only open if your wife or someone important contacts you
    Jan 310

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