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Kill Your Cell Phone Addiction In 2 Easy Steps

Kill Your Cell Phone Addiction In 2 Easy Steps

Cell phone addiction is real

Cell phones have already replaced your camera, calendar and alarm clock; don’t let them replace your friends and family too! In this video, I go into what cellphone addiction is (the habit loop) and how to get rid of it in two easy steps.

Why stop?

An addiction can come from any behavior used to escape or relieve some sort of pain or discomfort in the present moment. Unfortunately one of the easiest ways to do that is through our mobile devices.

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As social beings, we biologically need to connect with others in order to be happy, healthy and whole. But when we neglect those things and turn to escape mechanisms (like a cell phone!) it starts to take a toll on our quality of life. When the quality of real connections with friends, family, and society starts to diminish, or productivity and happiness are affected, something needs to change!

How are cell phones addictive?

Cell phone usage affects dopamine levels which are part of the pleasure and reward systems in our brains. There is a great satisfaction and reward that comes with getting a text response or notification or when we scan and find something exciting on social media.

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Cell phones create easy access to stimulation which can be very addictive and can take over our lives.

How do we kill the addiction?

Don’t be a prisoner of your cell phone. Create good habits and boundaries around your cell phone and regain control of your life and happiness!

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In the video above I discuss two ways of killing the addiction:

1. Disabling notifications

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2. Creating a designated cell phone area and sticking to it

If you know someone that suffers from cell phone addiction, please share these tips with them; it could save their life!

As always, thanks for tuning in and have a great day!

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Perfectionism sounds like a first world problem, but it stifles creative minds. Having a great idea but doubting your ability to execute it can leave you afraid to just complete and publish it. Some of the most successful inventors failed, but they kept going in pursuit of perfection. On the other end of the spectrum, perfectionism can hinder people when they spend too much time seeking recognition, gathering awards and wasting time patting themselves on the back. Whatever your art, go make good art and don’t spend time worrying that your idea isn’t perfect enough and certainly don’t waste time coming up with a new idea because you’re still congratulating yourself for the last one.

1. Remember, perfection is subjective.

If you’re worried about achieving perfectionism with any single project so much that you find yourself afraid to just finish it, then you aren’t being productive. Take a hard look at your work, edit and revise, then send it our into the world. If the reviews aren’t the greatest, learn from the feedback so you can improve next time.

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5. Stress races your heart and freezes your innovation.

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6. Meeting deadlines beats waiting for perfect work.

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