Listen Now: Smartphone Addicts: How To Break The Habit in 2020
Being on your phone can be a bad habit… but it’s one you can break.
B.J. Fogg is creator of the “persuasive tech lab” at stanford university. A research center that has shaped many of the minds that feed our smartphone addiction, including the founders of instagram.
Recently he tweeted his tech predictions for 2020 saying there will be a “post-digital” movement next year, where people will realize being chained to your phone is a low status behavior similar to smoking.
And while your phone probably won’t lead to lung cancer it does come with concerns such as privacy, eyesight problems and germs. If you’re trying to quit, the job resource site Inc.com has some ideas.
First, be aware of your problem and how big or small it is. Check your usage data, most phones will alert you every week like it or not. Also take note of when you feel the need to take out your phone, what happens when you resist.
For more tips on cutting the habit, check out the original article now. Good luck with the withdrawal.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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