Glued To Your Phone? Here’s 5 Ways To Step Away

These little things can help you take a step back.

Back when KISS first started, social media wasn’t as important as it is right now. But now, social media is a big part of our lives. When we wake up, our phones is the first thing we check and it’s the same when we’re hitting the hay at night. So, we’re kicking off #KISSSocial, where we’ll be chatting about all things social media. The good, the bad, and the meh.

Ok so, we know that you’re more than likely reading this on your phone, that irony is not lost on us, we promise! But we also that almost all of us spend a little too much time on our phones. It’s easy to get sucked in, but there’s also a few things you can do to cut back on how long you spend with a phone glued to your hand.

Enough With The Push Notifications

Do you have your push notifications turned on for everything? From TikTok to ASOS, the notifications get a little annoying after a while. And the temptation to grab your phone the second it lights up is just as strong as that temptation to stay cosy in bed on cold mornings. Give the notifications a miss for a while and turn off all the ones hat actually aren’t necessary. We bet you won’t even miss them.

Kick Your Phone Out Of Bed

We know how fab it is to get all cosy in bed, curl up and check in on what’s happening before you turn in for the night. But we also know how easy it is to lose track of time and spending two hours looking through every single post. It’s one sure way of spending way too much time on your phone. Plus, there’s never a happy ending to it, particularly if you’ve got an early start the next day. Leave your phone on the other side of the room when you’re going to bed, even try it for a night or two to start with. This way, you won’t be spending half as much time on your phone and you’ll get a much better sleep, too. It’s a win-win!

Check Your Screen Time App

Have you got that little weekly notification that lets you know how much time you’ve spent on your phone? If you have, you’ve probably gotten a bit of a shock at how long you actually spend scrolling aimlessly through TikTok videos. But really, it’s a good way to know if you should really step away from your phone for a while.

Do Not Disturb

Honestly, this is one of my favourite features on my trusty phone. It’s a setting on your that’ll silence all calls and notifications unless you say otherwise. I have mine timed to come on at night time, then turn off just before my alarm in the morning. So, there’s no fear of a text coming through just as I’m drifting off to sleep, or getting distracting by Instagram telling me one of the gals sent me a gas meme. It’s also perfect for when you’re hitting the books or watching a movie.

Plus, if someone calls you twice in a row, it’ll let you know. So there’ll be no excuse for missing your parents’ call next time!

Revamp Your Home Screen

It’s probably makes the most sense to have your most-used apps on the first app page on your phone, but that’s where the distraction slips in. You open your phone to check what date next Friday is, and suddenly you’re on Instagram spending the next twenty minutes scrolling through selfies. Sound familiar? Well, here’s the trick, try moving your social media to the second page of apps on your phone. That way, it won’t feel like they’re almost screaming at you to be opened the second you unlock your phone.