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Here’s how to break up with your phone

Here’s how to break up with your phone
Posted at 7:03 AM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 08:03:13-04

MILWAUKEE — You have met your perfect partner. They wake you up in the morning, remind you of important meetings and help you make new friends. Then you realize you can’t do anything without them. Your phone is ingrained in every aspect of your life.

Americans check their phones more than 50 times a day.

To avoid using your phone so much, try moving some apps that you find yourself using the most, such as social media apps, off the home page or deleting them entirely.

Create no-phone zones or no-phone times in certain areas in your home or certain times of the day, such as when you are running errands or walking the dog.

Apps such as Flipd, Forest and Milk use reward-based methods to get their users off the phone and focused on what really matters.

Another app to try is called BreakFree, which will track your phone usage and notify you if you are on an app too long. Another trick, place a rubber band on your phone to jolt your attention when you try to reach for it.