How to Spend Less Time on Your Phone
Claire Miles - September 7, 2022


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

We all know how in recent times phone addiction has been a real term with people being crazily obsessed with it and thus with its accessibility and usage people from all around the world are addicted to it. Recently, multiple health care organizations have taken note of it and decided to plan rehabilitation centers that aim at ensuring that certain people reduce their obsession level. This article will focus on the people and their traits.

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Using your phone for more than 10 hours a day is considered an addiction but when covid hit the world, it collapsed. This meant that the world had to work through their laptops and mobiles and so the usage greatly increased. The addiction word had to be replaced with a need-based word because everything had to be completed through it. Moreover, the usage of phones became the only social means. Covid meant no socializing so people began Netflix parties and long video calls to ensure that they stay connected with their loved ones. Moreover, the laptop or the phone was the only way out connect the outside world with the inside world. It got too much importance during those times.

To minimize your usage you could always prefer in-person socializing by meeting people in real life. Another important factor is to reduce your phone usage while meeting people. This will help you to form meaningful connections and will make you realize the importance of such connections. Moreover, you could also use apps that restrict your time usage. Manage your schedule and keep time for your phone and other electronics. It is your job to restrict your daily schedule to a few hours of usage. You can also try to do other creative things instead of using your phones such as baking or cooking.