I talk to my children about the dangers of always being on social media, but I think I'm as bad as them with my phone, if not worse!
How many meetings have you been in when everyone is looking at their phone rather than listening and participating in the meeting? We recently held a strategy meeting when everyone switched off their phones and focused, and after the first few minutes of feeling uncomfortable and a bit lost I found it far easier to concentrate.
There are some really great tips in this article which I'm going to try (once I've checked my phone .....)
Do you put your phone on the table next to you at meals? Do you check it every 10 seconds? Do you panic when it runs out of battery, or, gasp, you forget it at home? (Just kidding, you’d never forget it at home.) If you said yes to all three, there’s a good chance you’re addicted to your phone. Worse, you’re letting it run your life. Before you claim you’re just “really busy” and you need it on you at all times, see how many of these symptoms you recognize in yourself. (And then see all my awesome ideas to help you start relying less on it.)