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8 Effective Ways to Optimize Your Smartphone for Deep Focus and Productivity
On average, we check our smartphones 160 times a day
The average American spends over 4.5 hours every day glued to their smartphone — and checks it a whopping 160 times a day.
Considering it takes around 23 minutes to regain peak focus once distracted, your smartphone ensures 24/7 unproductivity.
When you let this fractured focus and constant phone anxiety compound, you achieve below-mediocre results in every aspect of life,
Even if you had the potential to achieve stellar results.
To solve this problem, some take the extreme route of switching to a basic keypad phone.
But that isn’t practical since smartphones have tons of pros as well — email, navigation, online shopping, camera, food delivery, document scanning, etc.
“Cell phones are so convenient that they’re an inconvenience.”
— Haruki Murakami
The optimal solution is optimizing your phone into a metaphorical “toothbrush” — where you use it only when you need to, for what you need to, and for as long as you need to.
Having reduced my daily smartphone usage from 7+ hours to 30 minutes, I want to share 8 powerful tips to help you do the same.