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Brainstorm #7: How would you tackle Mobile addiction ? Share your thoughts & Idea!

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Another Friday another brainstorming: Today’s topic is something very interesting you must relate to it.

We all know jio has disbursed the internet that we start living everything on our phone and COVID-19 has pushed it up above to 7 hours a day average screentime of average Indians.

7 hours a day: a big number, which means after 8 hours of the office and 8 hours of sleep the next big thing an average Indian does is to use his/her phone!

A big trouble for a country like India where internet is cheapest and the majority of the population is youth.

So, let’s all together breakdown, down a few fundamental & psychological ways to hit this addiction hard and get back to our normalcy asap!

Kindly mention a few practical, loot kinds of ways you follow to get away from phone addiction. (Practical ways only). Don’t give us Social Dilemma type of ways which looks great on screen but not be able to follow up in reality.

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Like any addiction, mob addiction can not be cut to zero instantly. A gradual tapering down helped my relative.

One big chunk of time waste was reciprocal likes in fb/insta. She was browsing and liking pages/posts she didn’t even care about but liked it anyway so they would like her posts in return. Her browsing time fell off a cliff once she stopped that.

Other thing was mindlessly browsing shopping apps for things she didn’t need but ended up ordering anyway. This was HARD to give up but trimming it down definitely helped to reduce the addiction.

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KG+ , GA 👍

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Apna phone mere paas jama kara do , addiction solved

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bftb wrote:

Like any addiction, mob addiction can not be cut to zero instantly. A gradual tapering down helped my relative.

One big chunk of time waste was reciprocal likes in fb/insta. She was browsing and liking pages/posts she didn’t even care about but liked it anyway so they would like her posts in return. Her browsing time fell off a cliff once she stopped that.

Other thing was mindlessly browsing shopping apps for things she didn’t need but ended up ordering anyway. This was HARD to give up but trimming it down definitely helped to reduce the addiction.

Fb insta is fine
What abt dd addiction?
How to get over it pensive

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Mobile or any other addiction….
Unless one become Conscious, they keep on creating habits.
Habits are nothing but doing something unconsciously.

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BAT_MAN wrote:

Fb insta is fine
What abt dd addiction?
How to get over it pensive


" मैं तुम्हें भूल जाऊं, ये हो नहीं सकता और तुम मुझे भूल जाओ, ये मैं होने नहीं दूंगा… "

      आपका DD 😊



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bumblefoot wrote:

Track your daily/weekly usage 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=c...
(multiple other free apps available as well in playstore)

accordingly one can trim down their screen time on certain apps.  

Digital wellbeing comes in built nowadays , no need to use third part apps

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I swapped my smartphone for a Nokia feature-phone.

Life is far better now.

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1) Put your mobile in silent mode

2) Digital well being

3) Mingle with people who are less addicted to phone

4) Go for walk or run or cycling 

To decrease DD addiction stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye
1) Improve your standard of living by increasing the income 

2) Understand loot deals occur rarely and 99% we miss them . Set targets for your career and stay engaged….

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You need to find other hobbies to distract from phone like reading a book or anything else you like to do

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Internet is cheapest? Where? flushed

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How to tackle mobile addiction?

🤔 First of all admit to myself that as far as addictions goe this is one of the lamest one.

Then choose a cooler addiction like coke addiction or Sex addiction. stuck_out_tongue


On a second thought both of those are bit expensive (#DesiDimer)!.

So…. Maybe I’d uninstall all the apps which are not necessary for productivity and are designed to be Highly addictive like Facebook, Instagram etc.

And maybe I’d switch to a  basic keypad phone as primary phone (just for calling) for sometime

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On a more serious note, if you are seriously addicted to something even if it’s your mobile and unable to control impulses (yourself) even after trying hard for sometime, then you should definitely seek professional help.

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bumblefoot wrote:

Track your daily/weekly usage 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=c...
(multiple other free apps available as well in playstore)

accordingly one can trim down their screen time on certain apps.  

Using a mobile phone app to curb mobile phone addiction is kinda counter intuitive. No??? 

Edit: The thing is people have forgotten the use of basic multi-meters as they have started giving gauges for everything. Inbuilt Digital Wellbeing works well.  

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Realizing that there is an outside world beyond that tiny 6" X 3" screen will make things easier. Just get busy in life. And even if you have to use the phone in that case make sure the phone is serving a purpose like tracking your trade position, office stuff etc. 🙂🙂🙂 

Solutions:

  • Regularly log out of your social media accounts.
  • Use a different phone for professional and personal usage.
  • Keep your taste really concentrated. Expansion is alright. But rapid expansion is uncontrolled explosion. No? 
  • Meet people and meet them in real life. I see people chat a ton of things but they have nothing to say when you talk f2f. That’s awkward.
  • Seek a professional help as @Total_Fun has suggested if things are getting out of hand.
  • Maybe take things a bit easy as the world has become such a thing that everything might become alright if wallet is gone but the world will collapse around us if our phone gets stolen. So, take steps so that world will not collapse around us if it happens. Take regular backups. Keep your loved ones out of your phone. Imagine if my Gf is living in Sidney and her phone number is in my phone and my phone is gone. I will be miserable. Choose people such that they want the real you. It’s a lot of work. And when your world starts to exist without your phone then your phone will be merely an instrument to serve a purpose. Right!!!
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bikidas2060 wrote:

Using a mobile phone app to curb mobile phone addiction is kinda counter intuitive. No??? 

Edit: The thing is people have forgotten the use of basic multi-meters as they have started giving gauges for everything. Inbuilt Digital Wellbeing works well.  

No it does help you evaluate where you are spending that extra time and it does gives you an alert about your screentime while you are using those apps, so for those who are kind of addicted to their devices and that very decide is alerting you on their usage then its helpful to bring back that realisation.

Digital welbeing helps but not while you using the device no? you just cant access anything. 

cc @Tanmayyy

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bumblefoot wrote:

No it does help you evaluate where you are spending that extra time and it does gives you an alert about your screentime while you are using those apps, so for those who are kind of addicted to their devices and that very decide is alerting you on their usage then its helpful to bring back that realisation.

Digital welbeing helps but not while you using the device no? you just cant access anything. 

cc @Tanmayyy

I don’t think alerts help in a real away. If someone is really addicted , they will just get used to ignoring the alert after few days. Digital wellbeing can lock the apps so it’s atleast somewhat more effective in my opinion

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ZNZ wrote:

I swapped my smartphone for a Nokia feature-phone.

Life is far better now.

How do you do UPI?

and random Google search?

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looter143 wrote:

How do you do UPI?

and random Google search?

I don’t use UPI.
That has helped me to save some more money.

And for random google search I use my laptop.
But when I go to some other place away from home. I take a smartphone with me.

Actually my previous phone is being used by my mother. (Mi A2)

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I switch to bigger screen. Tablet, computer or television. Its not the ideal solution but switching to these means staying away from phone 🙃

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still have nt found a good 4g feature phone with vowifi support

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Addiction to any kind of a screen is not a problem if you do productive things on that screen. If you feel you are really addicted, find a nice productive thing to do with your screen…learn a programming language, invest, read a book, paint, do anything that might be remotely useful. 

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Someone should create an app which will convert your smartphone into basic featured phone after office timing (which will be set by you during app installation) till morning (9:00 am).Now if the person has to use smartphone during this restricted timing, he/she will have to pay Rs. 100 for every 2 hrs so that they use it for limited time when necessary… It will reduce the addiction of smartphone. Also one feature, user can’t uninstall app till 21 days without factory reset. Otherwise no one wants to leave WP, TG, FB, DD, etc

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jambui wrote:

still have nt found a good 4g feature phone with vowifi support

+1

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ZNZ wrote:

I don’t use UPI.
That has helped me to save some more money.

And for random google search I use my laptop.
But when I go to some other place away from home. I take a smartphone with me.

Actually my previous phone is being used by my mother. (Mi A2)

by the way which basic phone do you use?

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looter143 wrote:

by the way which basic phone do you use?

It’s Nokia 5310 .
Btw I won’t recommend it.
There’s other better options.
Bought it just for XpessMusic nostalgia factor.

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