If you want to reclaim your attention and not be so dependent on the highly addictive device in your pocket, you’ll need to be proactive to come up with ways to untangle yourself from smartphone dependence.
The average person spends approximately four hours on their phone every day, according to Catherine Price, author of “How to Break Up with Your Phone.”
Apps like Screentime, Moment and OFFTIME measure and track your phone usage. And installing a website blocker like Freedom can limit distractions from stealing your productivity. These tools evaluate how your time on your phone is spent and help break long-held habits and establish healthier patterns.
“I can’t tell you how upset it makes me to walk down the street and see everyone around me — especially parents and kids — with their faces buried in their phones,” said Ms. Price, who founded Screen/Life Balance, which aims to help people create a healthier balance between their online and offline lives.
Instead of using your phone as part personal assistant and part personal court jester, pare your usage down to just the essential functions. Coming up with better alternatives will reset your relationship with your devices and aid in reclaiming your time, energy and focus.
With that in mind, in collaboration with Wirecutter, a New York Times company that reviews and recommends products, here are five cheap(ish) items to help you spend less time on your phone and eliminate distractions.
USB wall charger
Removing phones and tablets out of your bedroom is one of the best things you can do to reduce distractions from your life. The fabulous thing about the Anker’s PowerPort 4, Wirecutter’s pick for USB charger, is that there are four USB outlets so you can charge several smartphones and tablets at once (far away from where you’re resting). It’s powerful, too; it allows connected devices to draw the advertised amount of power, something not every charger can claim.
I know using your phone as an alarm clock seems like a convenience — the alarm function is built in — but it’s better to use an actual alarm clock so you’ll reduce the temptation of picking up your phone first thing in the morning and losing time monitoring your social media feeds. Wirecutter recommends the reliable RCA RCD30 alarm clock. It’s easy to read, a cinch to set, dimmable and very affordable.
If you want to immerse yourself in what Cal Newport calls deep work, slipping on a pair of noise-cancelling headphones should help reduce distractions. Anker Soundcore Space NC wireless headphones are Wirecutter’s budget pick. They’ll block out ambient sounds — 93 percent of low frequency and up to 96 percent of high frequency sound, to be exact — so you can focus on your tasks at hand (and not your co-workers conversations, incoming notification dings or other intrusions). They also fold flat for easy storage, which is great for those who travel for work.
Bare-bones MP3 player
If I want to stay focused on my workout, I need a dedicated MP3 player, otherwise I’ll compulsively whip out my phone to check my email every few minutes. Wirecutter recommends the durable, no-frills SanDisk Clip Sport Plus. This bluetooth-enabled, water-resistant MP3 player is equipped with an FM radio, clips onto your clothes and stores up to 4,000 songs.
If you’re serious about cutting down reliance on your phone, you should invest in a paper planner so you don’t have to reach for your smartphone every time you need to see what’s on your to-do list. (If you’re not convinced, read our case for paper planners here.)
Wirecutter recommends the versatile Traveler’s Notebook. It’s a great fit for most people because it’s entirely customizable. You can purchase refill notebooks of various styles: lined paper, grids and blank sheets. They also offer daily, weekly and monthly diary sets as well. Whether you’re doodling, brainstorming or planning your day, having a dedicated tool will not only keep your focus, but it can unlock your creativity, too.
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Protecting Your Internet Accounts Keeps Getting Easier. Here’s How to Do It. There are many tools for setting up two-factor authentication, a security mechanism that prevents improper access. These four methods are the most compelling.
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手机报码一现场开奖结果【赵】【梦】【生】【含】【怒】【出】【手】，**【安】【捂】【着】【自】【己】【的】【脸】，【一】【脸】【迷】【茫】，【整】【张】【脸】【都】【印】【着】【红】【肿】【的】【手】【印】！ “【你】【这】【个】【逆】【子】，【给】【我】【滚】【回】【屋】【待】【着】，【没】【有】【我】【的】【允】【许】，【不】【准】【再】【出】【门】【一】【步】!” “【爹】，【这】【是】【为】【什】【么】【啊】？【我】【差】【一】【点】【就】【死】【在】【山】【里】【了】，【即】【便】【是】【我】【有】【错】，【我】【认】【罚】【就】【是】！” “【平】【安】，【听】【娘】【的】【话】，【回】【去】【歇】【着】，【你】【爹】【在】【气】【头】【上】，【等】【你】【爹】【消】【气】【了】，【你】【再】
【直】【升】【飞】【机】【离】【开】【之】【后】，【夜】【幕】【缓】【缓】【降】【临】，【四】【周】【逐】【渐】【失】【去】【阳】【光】【所】【有】【房】【屋】【当】【中】【各】【自】【亮】【起】【了】【照】【明】【灯】。 【但】【是】【那】【位】【小】【姑】【娘】【再】【次】【小】【跑】【到】【我】【们】【身】【边】【严】【肃】【说】【道】：“【各】【位】【晚】【餐】【已】【经】【准】【备】【好】，【是】【时】【候】【吃】【饭】【了】！” 【站】【在】【我】【们】【身】【边】【的】【女】【王】【面】【带】【微】【笑】【再】【次】【做】【出】【了】【邀】【请】，【婷】【姐】【没】【好】【气】【说】【道】：“【那】【好】【吧】，【吃】【完】【饭】【准】【备】【修】【复】***！” 【于】【是】【我】【们】【再】【次】
“【你】【是】【说】，【他】【们】【在】【地】【底】【下】【过】【得】【挺】【开】【心】【的】？” 【军】【师】【的】【话】【太】【过】【于】【震】【撼】，【塞】【拉】【只】【能】【呆】【呆】【地】【问】【了】【问】。 “【挺】【开】【心】【的】【啊】，【他】【们】【还】【建】【立】【了】【一】【个】【好】【大】【的】【地】【下】【城】【来】【着】。” 【塞】【拉】【闻】【言】【有】【点】【梦】【幻】，【觉】【得】【很】【是】【难】【以】【置】【信】。 【军】【师】【绝】【对】【没】【有】【在】【开】【玩】【笑】，【反】【而】【很】【严】【肃】。 “【你】【别】【高】【兴】【得】【太】【早】，【他】【们】【在】【地】【底】【发】【展】【成】【了】【勇】【士】【文】【明】，【崇】【尚】【武】【力】
【邓】【永】【预】【想】【过】【这】【人】【可】【能】【会】【要】【钱】，【有】【可】【能】【是】【之】【前】【他】【得】【罪】【过】【的】【什】【么】【人】【上】【门】【报】【复】【来】【了】，【可】【是】【他】【却】【没】【想】【到】，【这】【人】【一】【开】【口】【就】【是】【要】【荷】【夏】。 “【你】【别】【欺】【人】【太】【甚】！” 【莫】【之】【初】【冷】【笑】【了】【一】【声】：“【欺】【人】【太】【甚】？【违】【背】【信】【义】【之】【人】【有】【什】【么】【脸】【说】【这】【句】【话】？” 【邓】【永】【似】【乎】【是】【听】【出】【了】【莫】【之】【初】【话】【里】【的】【意】【思】，【说】【他】【是】【一】【个】【背】【信】【弃】【义】【之】【人】，【让】【他】【一】【时】【间】【沉】【默】【了】【下】
【北】【京】【时】【间】11【月】10【日】，NBA【常】【规】【赛】【继】【续】【进】【行】，【在】【率】【先】【进】【行】【的】【一】【场】【较】【量】【中】，【由】【马】【刺】【主】【场】【迎】【战】【凯】【尔】【特】【人】。【绿】【衫】【军】【近】【来】【状】【态】【不】【错】，【携】【连】【胜】【之】【势】【正】【士】【气】【高】【昂】；【而】【马】【刺】【坐】【镇】【主】【场】，AT&T【中】【心】【又】【向】【来】【不】【好】【攻】【陷】。【可】【原】【本】，【这】【该】【是】【一】【场】【势】【均】【力】【敌】【的】【较】【量】，【却】【因】【为】【比】【赛】【中】【一】【个】【意】【外】【的】【发】【生】，【彻】【底】【变】【了】【味】【道】……手机报码一现场开奖结果【正】【说】【着】【一】【个】【小】【侍】【从】【低】【着】【头】【走】【了】【进】【来】。 【根】【据】【单】【尹】【姗】【的】【了】【解】，【这】【个】【皇】【太】【后】【身】【边】【伺】【候】【的】【都】【是】【从】【自】【家】【各】【个】【分】【支】【中】【挑】【选】【的】【资】【质】【上】【佳】【的】【孩】【子】【从】【小】【培】【养】【的】。 【就】【面】【前】【这】【小】【孩】，【别】【看】【他】【只】【有】【十】【一】【二】【岁】，【但】【是】【却】【已】【经】【是】【饱】【读】【诗】【书】，【同】【时】【为】【了】【保】【护】【这】【个】【淮】【家】【唯】【一】【的】【太】【后】，【能】【在】【身】【边】【伺】【候】【的】【都】【是】【武】【功】【上】【佳】【的】【孩】【子】。 【这】【孩】【子】【不】【说】【别】【的】【但】【就】
【福】【文】【婧】【想】【了】【想】【问】【道】：“【射】【程】？【就】【是】【炮】【弹】【轰】【出】【去】【轰】【多】【远】【吗】？” 【福】【文】【熙】【指】【着】【郎】【昆】【已】【经】【做】【好】【的】【一】【些】【弹】【丸】【解】【释】【道】：“【是】【的】，【让】【郎】【昆】【不】【满】【意】【的】【是】，【他】【所】【制】【作】【的】【弹】【丸】【虽】【然】【可】【以】【爆】【炸】，【但】【是】【经】【常】【会】【在】【空】【中】【就】【爆】【炸】【了】，【一】【直】【落】【不】【到】【地】【面】。【也】【就】【打】【击】【不】【到】【需】【要】【打】【击】【的】【目】【标】【了】！” 【福】【文】【婧】【看】【到】【菜】【园】【子】【里】【一】【个】【个】【不】【远】【处】【的】【大】【坑】，【便】【知】【道】【那】
“【那】【就】【不】【用】【了】，”【简】【灵】【逸】【又】【凑】【过】【去】【亲】【他】【的】【眼】【睛】，【迫】【得】【他】【再】【次】【闭】【上】，“【我】【觉】【得】【这】【种】【事】【随】【缘】【就】【好】。” 【程】【照】【影】：【那】【还】【不】【如】【我】【带】【你】【去】【见】【她】【呢】，【早】【见】【完】【早】【省】【心】，【省】【得】【你】【有】【朝】【一】【日】【真】【见】【到】【她】【了】【还】【回】【来】【和】【我】【嘚】【瑟】【你】【们】【俩】【多】【有】【缘】【分】…… 【简】【灵】【逸】【不】【知】【道】【自】【己】【什】【么】【时】【候】【才】【有】“【缘】【分】”【见】【到】【那】【位】【团】【长】，【不】【过】【接】【下】【来】【的】【一】【天】【肯】【定】【是】【没】【有】，【晚】
【大】【管】【家】【看】【着】【最】【近】【厨】【房】【变】【着】【花】【样】【给】【夫】【人】【做】【吃】【的】，【体】【贴】【的】【把】【大】【大】【的】【奖】【金】【发】【了】【下】【去】！ 【不】【过】【等】【他】【看】【到】【夫】【人】【那】【圆】【滚】【滚】【的】【样】【子】，【又】【有】【些】【担】【心】！【担】【心】【家】【主】【大】【人】【以】【后】【的】【幸】【福】【生】【活】【该】【怎】【么】【办】？【咨】【询】【专】【家】【医】【生】【后】，【悄】【悄】【嘱】【咐】【厨】【房】【把】【每】【餐】【的】【量】【减】【一】【点】【点】，【毕】【竟】【孕】【妇】【过】【于】【太】【胖】【也】【不】【是】【什】【么】【好】【事】。 【这】【才】6【个】【多】【月】，【体】【重】【已】【经】【超】【标】【准】【了】！【到】【了】【孕】