Addicted to your handheld device? Take the iPhone Challenge – a cold bucket of clarity over your head.

September 1, 2014 — Leave a comment

I’ve just read an interesting piece from Jake Knapp.

And I’ve just deleted Twitter from my iPhone.

It’s one of the steps he recommends towards a “distraction free iPhone”.  Essentially, he’s developed a Four Step Programme for iPhonoholics that can help them overcome their addiction to “everything, everywhere” and allow them to concentrate better on the here and now.

He’s been clean for a year, but he suggests you try the programme for 24 hours to see if it works.  So, I am.

Other steps include disabling Mail, news feeds, social media and other distracting apps.

Jake doesn’t appear to be a luddite, just one of an increasing number who think we need to develop self-restraint when it comes to plugging-in to the vast wonder of the internet.  I think he’s right.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress.  Via my laptop.

Read Jake’s piece here:

https://medium.com/@jakek/my-year-with-a-distraction-free-iphone-and-how-to-start-your-own-experiment-6ff74a0e7a50

 

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