The gravitational pull of the Smartphone

Computers and humans have become so close that one cannot live without the other. The daily routine of a human starts like this, Open the eyes, Move your hands and search for your smartphone (which is also a subset of computers), Unlock, Start doing some random task. This affects your productivity to a very great extent. This does not only affect your productivity it also affects your beautiful eyes. The blue light emitted by the screen is going to get your eyes from bad to worse, making you difficult to even read this post. Also, the day that was ought to be a splendid one becomes a dull and a dark because of the text that you read in the morning (“Never call me again We are breaking up / You are fired / We’ve lost two clients because of your buggy code”) or a disturbing news that you saw. So be careful not to be pulled by the gravitational force of your smartphone. #lol

Few tips to attain the escape velocity to escape the gravitational pull of your smartphone,

  1. Every night, keep the phone out of the reach of your hand. That is, keep it in a place that you can reach only by walking out of your bed.
  2. Turn Off the notifications from unwanted apps, this prevents you from opening apps directly from the notification bar.
  3. Restrict the background data usage for the apps that disturb you more but are of least importance (Whatsapp, Facebook, etc).
  4. Keep the ringer on full volume and all the other notifications sound muted. If something is so important and urgent, people won’t Whatsapp you, they’ll call.
  5. Sleep when you are sleepy and not when the episode/season/film gets over.
  6. You look very beautiful, avoid taking numerous selfies and getting disappointed by your looks
  7. Stop posting stupid things on the internet, you’ll have to wait for the likes and comments, this makes you look at your phone every 5 minutes as if you are caught within a loop like this “while(1){check notification; wait(5000)}”.
  8. Keep your contact list small and elegant, you don’t have to save the contact details of the friend of your friend of your friend whom you barely know.
  9. While at work or in a task, turn your phone upside down so that the screen faces the ground, this enables you to concentrate more on the task rather than getting disturbed by the notification LED or the bright screen that winks at you, telling you to check it out.
  10. Don’t follow the suggestions shown on YouTube, it will lead you to some random garbage and at 3am you’ll be watching “How to feed a dinosaur? / Why are people walking with two legs?”

People and relationships are more important than funny memes and texts, do pay attention to them rather than spending time and dating your smartphone. If possible try AFK, this means to stay away from social media for a specified duration, this helps you to know your inner strength when there are no disturbances.

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