How To Stop Your Mobile Phone Distracting You

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How To Stop Your Mobile Phone Distracting You

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Every time I post a quote about focusing on my Instagram or Facebook I get a lot of mails from you guys. In term of: Hey Chris, I really want to focus but I´m so addicted to my mobile that I just can´t and can you help me with that? Mobile phone addiction is something that becomes increasingly more in our society. And first of all we have to understand why we get addicted. And the thing is every time this machine makes a noise or a sound or it vibrates we get a little DOPAMINE kick in our brain just like people to alcohol do.

So the question is not how to get rid of it but how to enjoy responsibly?

I think I will do a longer format video in the next weeks where I go really deep into the topic but here is 1 quick advise for those of you who really struggle with mobile phone addiction.

You take your mobile and put it into flight mode and set the alarm for 25 minutes and put your phone to a place where you can´t see and touch it. Then you focus on something like your work or your studies or what ever you wanna focus on for 25 minutes. You won´t touch your mobile until the alarm rings. Once the alarm goes of you go to your mobile and go online. This time you set the alarm for 5 minutes and in this time you can do with your mobile whatever you want without feeling guilty. When the 5 minutes are over you stop immediately. You turn on the flight mode again and reset your alarm for 25 minutes and take the second cycle of uninterrupted focus work. You repeat these cycles of 25 minutes online and 5 minutes offline for 4 times.

After these 4 times you get a longer break for maybe 30 minutes or maybe an hour and you can do again with your mobile what ever you want without feeling guilty and just enjoying the mobile experience. You have to educate and condition your mind that is has to get along for 25 minutes concentrating on any task and then it gets 5 minutes of DOPAMINE. But you have to get of try to get the DOPAMINE kick on a constant level. Tell your family, your friends, your boss or whoever that you will be offline for certain times. This is key.

You do this for several days and if you managed to stand this 25 minutes then you can gradually increase it even up to 40 minutes however you feel and what you wanna achieve. My current rhythm is that I go for 50 minutes flight mode and then for 5 minutes DOPAMINE. I wouldn’t go longer because then you start to cheat during this period, you go online again and then the rule is gone. Because you should NEVER break this rule.

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