Top 5+ Ways to Break Your Phone Addiction

Like most people these days, you’re probably excessively dependent on your smart phone. It’s most likely always within you’re reach. The last thing you look at before you fall asleep, the first in the morning when you wake up. As a result, you came here to crack the code on how to become less obsessed.  Spending less time on your phone can result in having a happier, healthier lifestyle. Here are the top five tips on how to break your cell phone addiction.

Tip #1: Realize

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Just how addicted are you? 90% of Americans are addicted to their phones, but most don’t even realize it! Does it make you uncomfortable or anxious if your phone isn’t near you? How many times a day do you look at it, unlock it? What are you checking your phone for? These are things you wouldn’t normally think about. Take a quick quiz to grasp the level of your addiction. Fun (ish?) Fact: Nomophobia is the fear of not having a mobile cell phone.

Tip #2: Download an app?

It’s ironic, but one of the bCover artest ways to spend less time on your device is to download an app that monitors your phone use. The best one I’ve found is Your Hour. This app helps you track and manage your phone use. With this app, you are able to set limits and goals, and see how long you’ve used an app. It even shows you how many times you unlocked your phone that day.

Tip #3: Find something you’re passionate about

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I guess you could call this keeping yourself busy. But If you have something to fill up your time that you’re passionate about, you will spend less time on the internet. Also, having something that you love will improve your attitude, which will lead to using your phone less. Also, if you’re going to weekly (or more) practices or meetings, you will make new friends and be happier, therefore reducing phone use even more. Here are some fun and easy recipes to make if you like cooking!

Tip #4: Make some friends, and then have fun!

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This step of the process includes actually socializing, which can be hard, I know. But come on! Go out there and make some friends. The next step is to schedule fun activities to do with your new friends. You can’t just wait and expect them to do it for you. And you won’t regret it, I promise.

Tip #5: Set aside time

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You’ve gotten home from a long day of torture (*cough* school). You crash on the couch, and start scrolling through Instagram or watching YouTube. Suddenly hours have flown by and you have an essay due tomorrow! Prevent situations like this one by setting aside a certain amount of time to spend on your phone. For example, take ten minutes in the morning to wake up, and twenty in the afternoon when you get home. Just make sure to set some type of timer. Or else this won’t work. Then you can accomplish whatever you need to. You can also take breaks, but don’t forget the timer. You could also try playing a fun instrument or going outside during a break instead.

Bonus Tip: You’re gonna need some help

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It can be hard to keep yourself on track. Allow a friend or family member to let you know if too much of your time is being consumed by your phone. They will help you stick to your goals and limits. Sometimes you need a little help to realize what you’re doing and how often. Time flies by when your eyes are glued to a screen.

Bonus BONUS tip: Out of sight, out of mind

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Everything becomes hard to accomplish when your phone is constantly begging for your attention. Whether it’s homework, completing your infinite to-do list, or having a real conversation, your phone is always at the back of your mind. The best approach to this is to put your phone away. If you’re struggling to focus with your phone next to you, put it in a different room. Turn it on silent, whatever helps you focus. Whatever helps you achieve your goals – short-term, long-term, small, big. Don’t let your phone (or anything else) get in the way.

Good luck!

Phones are great tools for entertainment and communication. But they’re not meant to fill your mind and thoughts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use your phone wisely. You can do this!

Xbox Vs. PlayStation

Xbox Vs PlayStation: Battle of the gaming giants  

Xbox Vs PlayStation, two competitors in the gaming business, both with their own  

Hardware, games, controllers, advertising, and development. The video game industry is worth 91.5 BILLION dollars in 2015, with each company racing head-to-head to release the best games, most advanced consoles, and who can pump out the best-looking controllers and headsets. So, with so much money up for grabs, who takes the 91.5-billion-dollar cake? 

 

Hardware

For this comparison we are going to take the specs of Xbox’s most advanced console, the long-awaited Project Scorpio, AKA: the Xbox One and PlayStation’s most advanced console, that being the sleek looking PS4 pro. I got these specs Here:  https://www.cnet.com/news/xbox-one-x-vs-ps4-pro/

Specs XBOX ONE X  PS4 PRO 
PRICE $400-$500 $400 
STORAGE 1 TERABYTE  1 TERABYTE 
RAM 12GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 
CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz 2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU 
GPU AMD graphics with 6 teraflops AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops 

Specs

These are just the main specs of each of the consoles. So, what do they mean? Well, starting with price, with the Xbox one packing more power, it also means more bucks, and could cost you up to one-hundred dollars more than the PS4 Pro. Same storage, the Xbox One X has a little more ram than the PS4 Pro, meaning faster startup speed and faster times when loading into games. The CPUs get quite complicated, as the CPU itself is a confusing piece of hardware.  They are almost exactly the same, the Xbox One X CPU is a little bit faster, and the extra 4GB of ram helps with that.  The graphic card for the Xbox can run 1920×1080 at a good framerate.  

Controllers:  

Each console has its own, unique controller. They are both different from each other, the size, triggers, and even the sticks are different.  

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PlayStation Dual-shock wireless controller 

The PS4 controller is a little smaller than the Xbox controller, and could be harder for people with bigger hands to use. The Xbox controller has the left stick is more to the left than the PS4 and I find that to be more comfortable, but it all depends on what you like. Xbox controllers do have quite a lot of variety when it comes to styling, they even have a make-your-own controller and have their own elite controller if you are even wanting to upgrade your hand-held hard ware. The Elite controller is quite unique, and can be compared to high end professional controllers, such as a Scuf controller. 

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Exclusive Games

Each company has their own exclusive game titles. Xbox has exclusive games such as Halo, PUBG, Sea of Thieves, Gears of War, Quantum Break, Forza Horizon 4, and new games coming out like Anthem. Each of these games have something for everyone, and anyone can find games that they love. Xbox also has an Xbox game pass, including over 200 games, except they aren’t the best games around. What does PlayStation have? Titles such as The Uncharted series, Detroit: Become Human, God of War, Marvel’s Spider Man, and many more. PlayStation exclusives tend to be more single-player centered, rather than focus on multiplayer in games. 

Advertising: 

Every business man or company owner knows that you must spend money on advertising, telling or showing as many people as you can about your company or product. Advertising is where things get the most competitive, because it controls who sees what and who will buy what. PlayStation tends to spend more money on advertising than Microsoft. Whether that be exclusives, priority over other companies. An example of this is as simple as who’s games and logos are displayed first at stores such as game stop.