The Life-Changing Benefits of Hanging Up

by | Mar 5, 2020

The Life-Changing Benefits of Hanging Up

Want to change your life? Hang up your smartphone.

Bustle is a women’s magazine that recently took a look at people trading in their high-tech phones for something a little simpler. Now, instead of tweeting, texting and streaming they only use their phones to make calls. And despite some withdrawal symptoms everyone Bustle spoke to is still a functioning member of society, but with a longer attention span.

A 30-year-old man says he gave up his smartphone because he was feeling disconnected from the people in his life. He said the phone felt like a slot machine where he would check his social media feed to see if there was anything good to see, but there never was.

A thirty-seven-year-old woman says she quit the tech habit because constant access to email was hurting her attention span. Plus social media was becoming too negative to deal with on a constant basis.

Finally, a twenty-eight-year old woman says she noticed a change in her overall mood since cutting back on her smartphone. Now for a quick fix, she allows herself just an hour a day.

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