Reduce Your Cell Phone Dependence with Our Cell Phone Stations
It’s pointless to argue about whether or not smartphones are good or bad because they’re here to stay. Eliminating cell phone usage altogether is nearly impossible and it’s important to be available for your family and friends if an emergency were to occur. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have a problem with our smartphone usage. According to PsycheGuides.com, about 90 percent of adults in the US own a cell phone. Approximately how many of these people have developed a dependence or even ad addiction to cell phones? Because this technology is still relatively new, a significant number of people have yet to discover healthy boundaries with their cell phone usage. Today we would like to discuss some steps you can take to reduce your dependence upon your cell phone:
You probably know by now that you’re not supposed to look at the screen of your cell phone, TV, laptop, or tablet one hour before bed. All of these screens emit a blue light that actually interferes with your body’s ability to produce melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate your sleep/wake cycle. By producing melatonin, not only is it easier to fall asleep but it is easier to stay asleep as well. Additionally, the constant notifications from your devices stimulate your brain, making it more difficult to relax. Although most of us keep a cell phone by our bed at night, it can awaken us with email notifications or text messages.
Keep Your Phone Out of the Bedroom
Did this statement just make you cringe? As awful as it may sound, it’s best to keep your phone out of the bedroom altogether. With your phone physically out of the room, you will be less likely to reach for it to read emails, text your friends, or read pointless social media posts. If you are concerned about missing an emergency phone call, you could keep the phone charged right outside of your door or in your bathroom. If you use your phone as an alarm clock, you could easily hit up a local store and buy a real alarm clock. If your sleep cycle is majorly disruptive or unsatisfying, try keeping it away from the bedroom.
When you wake up, do you immediately reach for your phone and begin checking emails? Stop this! You haven’t even had time to create goals for yourself for the day and simply wake up. Once you start browsing through your emails, you hurl yourself into response mode. In fact, you may even find that checking your cell phone first thing in the morning scatters your focus and attention for the next several hours. Put the phone away, get ready, and eat your breakfast. After about an hour, you can start checking emails and other important notifications.
At JackedIn Power, we’ve created a solution for cell phone distractions in schools. Our sturdy steel Multiple Port Phone Charging Station Open Front is designed with 40 different cubby holes for charging phones. While class is in session, your students can charge their phones in the cell phone station and focus on learning. Shop the JackedIn Power site to check out all of our charging stations for phones today.