My name is JungleMum & I'm obsessed with my smart phone.
I'm hoping that if I admit how obsessed I am, you will all tell me off or give me reason to cut back & I can ditch the habit!
First thing I do in the morning is grab my phone & check all my favourite apps. I probably re-check half hourly, at a minimum, It kind of cant be out of sight. But the worst part is, I also check it while I'm sitting in traffic this has to stop. I am always playing on my phone whilst watching TV (multi-tasking!) and guilty of ignoring DH whilst I read on my phone. Oh and phone is rarely used as an actual phone!
I know I could just delete all the apps, but I am kind of obsessed with such easy access to information.
So, confession time, who else is obsessed and to what level? And has anyone successfully cut back.
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18-12-2013 16:58 #1
How much do you use your smart phone?
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18-12-2013 17:01 #2
If I'm not on my phone I'm on my iPad. I have a routine when I get into bed of apps that I have to check ect before to go to sleep. My DP is worse though, the only time she isn't reading on her phone is when she is in the shower, driving, at work or sleeping. It drives me mental sometimes! I'm due to have our first bub next month, I'm actually going to put in my birth plan that she is banned from using her phone until after bub is born and that's only so she can notify family ect.
18-12-2013 17:04 #3
I'm getting bad with it. I need to stop. It's starting to distract me from the kids. :-(
18-12-2013 19:15 #4
I'm trying to cut back and limit my time on my iPhone. I have deactivated my FB account and I'm actually not missing that. My goal was to get to Xmas but I might see how far I can go, then hopefully when I reactivate I won't be on it much at all. I do spend the extra time on BH though which kind of defeats the purpose so in the new year I might delete the BH app so my time is limited and I can spend time with my daughter. I also hope to read more books and maybe look into another online course.
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18-12-2013 19:29 #5
I deleted FB for a while but found I was missing out on events, interesting things about my friends and I just felt disconnected from the people I don't see regularly.
I know it's a problem but I just can't see myself stopping. My niece is almost 4 and "needs" to play on the iPad to go to sleep and I don't want my daughter to be like that so maybe as she gets older I'll limit my use so she doesn't become obsessed like me... Well at least until she's older and can join supportive threads on a parenting forum!
18-12-2013 19:32 #6
I am bad with my phone. Use it for bh, fb, online shopping, and previously candy crush (after reading about it in bh !!!)
Sometimes I will lie in bed looking at stuff and won't go to sleep until really late, then wake up tired and cranky and short tempered with the kids. I have to cut back too. Maybe we could agree to put a limit on how much and when we use our smartphones?
18-12-2013 19:37 #7
I have become addicted, so I am deleting my aps as I never get on the PC to check - it is starting to rule my day, the information overload is ridiculous and unnecessary.
18-12-2013 19:42 #8Senior Member
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Yep this is me.
Pretty sure DH regrets the day he brought me my first iPhone lol
18-12-2013 19:43 #9
Awfully addicted. I was very slow getting one (DH bought me an iPhone when preggars late last year so I had something to do waiting for appointments) and now I can't even go to the toilet without it. Seriously.
It use to be useful before dd was born but it's ruining my life. I'm sitting here trying to talk to DH but I'm not really listening. I refresh things over and over and over. Shop and spend money I don't have. Read up on baby advice on how to be a good mum but ignore DD constantly. I tell myself I'll put it away for awhile but I just don't know how but I end up back on it again - just gotta goggle this, put x in my reminders etc etc. struggle to sleep at night.
New Years resolution- my phone is a phone. I want to be "there" for my husband and daughter, instead of half of me always busy on my phone.
Eta: I love reading. I haven't touched a book in months
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 18-12-2013 at 19:51.
18-12-2013 19:49 #10
Maybe we should set up a support group and help each other. Problem is we'd need to be on our phones lol.
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