I was wasting a lot of time on social media, web surfing, and other activities on my mobile phone. The good news is, I have found 2 ways to regain my time
E.g, if you are addicted to smartphones then use app blockers. In iPhone, you can do this using
settings->screen time, for android, there are various apps.
- I gave 10 minutes of time to youtube, facebook, newspapers and other time killing apps.
- I have made 7-15 o’clock as
downtime, so my phone blocks me if I try to use those apps during that time.
Fail safe method
I have added an alarm on top of every hour, e.g at 9, at 10, … The alarm title is: Am I wasting time? start pomodoro
So, even if I am bypassing my phone’s blocking, that alarm will remind me about time wasting. I have found it very very useful.