Reducing Smartphone Use One Hour a Day

  • A recent German study showed the positive effects of either giving up your smartphone or (and this is fascinating) reducing its use by one hour a day – in fact, that was better than abstinence for months at a time.
  • The one-hour less a day group was still using their phones less — 45 minutes a day — four months later.
  • Plus, improved life satisfaction, more exercise and less depression, anxiety and nicotine use – all from one hour a day less on your smartphone.
  • A reminder that we really do control our phones, they don’t own us.