My husband and I were watching 60 Minutes when they featured a story about mobile phone addiction. It was very compelling (and scary) and they focused mostly on teens. Then my husband dropped the bomb and said "I wonder why they aren't featuring a middle aged woman who spends way too much time on her phone". Gee, I wonder who he was referring to?
I do spend a lot of time on my phone. Recently I have made an effort to spend less time on my iphone. But then I started a new instagram account and blog called @my100yearoldhome and my plan went right out the window.
But here is my question. Is it any "less bad" if the time I spend on my phone is primarily for my business? I check email and social media frequently on my phone. But the social media is about 85% business related. I guess I could spend the same time on my computer and thus it would seem less like I am addicted to my phone.
The scary thing is that I don't even think we know how much time we are spending on our phones. I did some research and I found an app that tracks the time you spend on your phone. The app is called Moment, and it is designed to help you monitor (and hopefully, lessen) the time you spend staring glassy-eyed at your phone. You set the "start" and "end" times for tracking your phone use, as well as your maximum daily limit. The app gives you "nudge" updates every so often so you know how much time you've used. I don't think it shocks you if you go over your limit but I do think just knowing the amount of time spent on your phone might be an eye opening. At least for me.
How much time do you think you spend on your mobile phone? I will install the app and let you know soon ...
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