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.


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.


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!


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

1. Disabling notifications


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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7 Signs That You’re Way Too Busy

7 Signs That You’re Way Too Busy

“Busy” used to be a fair description of the typical schedule. More and more, though, “busy” simply doesn’t cut it.

“Busy” has been replaced with “too busy”, “far too busy”, or “absolutely buried.” It’s true that being productive often means being busy…but it’s only true up to a point.

As you likely know from personal experience, you can become so busy that you reach a tipping point…a point where your life tips over and falls apart because you can no longer withstand the weight of your commitments.

Once you’ve reached that point, it becomes fairly obvious that you’ve over-committed yourself.


The trick, though, is to recognize the signs of “too busy” before you reach that tipping point. A little self-assessment and some proactive schedule-thinning can prevent you from having that meltdown.

To help you in that self-assessment, here are 7 signs that you’re way too busy:

1. You Can’t Remember the Last Time You Took a Day Off

Occasional periods of rest are not unproductive, they are essential to productivity. Extended periods of non-stop activity result in fatigue, and fatigue results in lower-quality output. As Sydney J. Harris once said,

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”

2. Those Closest to You Have Stopped Asking for Your Time

Why? They simply know that you have no time to give them. Your loved ones will be persistent for a long time, but once you reach the point where they’ve stopped asking, you’ve reached a dangerous level of busy.

3. Activities like Eating Are Always Done in Tandem with Other Tasks

If you constantly find yourself using meal times, car rides, etc. as times to catch up on emails, phone calls, or calendar readjustments, it’s time to lighten the load.

It’s one thing to use your time efficiently. It’s a whole different ballgame, though, when you have so little time that you can’t even focus on feeding yourself.

4. You’re Consistently More Tired When You Get up in the Morning Than You Are When You Go to Bed

One of the surest signs of an overloaded schedule is morning fatigue. This is a good indication that you’ve not rested well during the night, which is a good sign that you’ve got way too much on your mind.


If you’ve got so much to do that you can’t even shut your mind down when you’re laying in bed, you’re too busy.

5. The Most Exercise You Get Is Sprinting from One Commitment to the Next

It’s proven that exercise promotes healthy lives. If you don’t care about that, that’s one thing. If you’d like to exercise, though, but you just don’t have time for it, you’re too busy.

If the closest thing you get to exercise is running from your office to your car because you’re late for your ninth appointment of the day, it’s time to slow down.

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6. You Dread Getting up in the Morning

If your days are so crammed full that you literally dread even starting them, you’re too busy. A new day should hold at least a small level of refreshment and excitement. Scale back until you find that place again.

7. “Survival Mode” Is Your Only Mode

If you can’t remember what it feels like to be ahead of schedule, or at least “caught up”, you’re too busy.

So, How To Get out of Busyness?

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