5 Hobbies to Help you Manage Your Phone Addiction

5 Hobbies to Help you Manage Your Phone Addiction.

Technology and especially our phones tend to creep into everything we do. It’s even possible to become so dependent on your phone that it’s labeled an addiction! Today we’ll be talking about 5 hobbies that can help you manage your phone addiction and give you a much-needed break from the constant scrolling.

Knit or Crochet

While this is a skill that your grandmother probably mastered when she was young, anyone can learn to knit or crochet! This task keeps your hands and fingers busy so you’ll more easily be able to ignore the itch to scroll on your phone. Not only will you more easily be able to keep off your phone, but you’ll also have a blanket, scarf, stuffed animal, or potholder to show for your hard work when you’re done.

Pick Up a Book

Scrolling on social media or using your phone are passive activities while reading keeps your mind active. Reading a book as well as going to the library or bookstore are great activities that keep you off your phone and rewire your brain during an addictive phase. Reading a good book keeps your mind sharp and your fingers off your phone!

Learn a New Skill

Break out the cookbooks and the how-to guides! Learning a new skill is a great way to break your phone habit and addiction. Borrow actual paper and binding books from the library on how to crochet, knit, bake, or sculpt clay. Instead of scrolling through a dozen new recipes, visit your local library or bookstore to find what you need to learn something new. Try lots of different things to see what you like or don’t like and don’t be afraid to try something that’s outside of your comfort zone. Once you find a new skill or hobby, check out local classes and get involved with the community. You’ll find you won’t miss your phone when your hands and mind are engaged in a new task!

Exercise

Sitting on the couch and scrolling through social media is the antithesis to exercise and working out. Instead of being stuck in a bottomless social media scroll, jump up and get active! This is a great time to break free from your typical phone routine or addiction and get moving. Try different classes and styles of workouts until you find something you enjoy. Once you’ve gotten yourself moving, keep your headphones off and focus on what’s happening around you and how your body is responding.

Pick a Project

Whether you enjoy beading, painting, restoration, or any other type of project, try one out to help overcome your phone addiction! Invest in good quality materials and focus on the project. When you start feeling the urge to scroll, switch gears and work on your project instead. This project can help keep you focused and off your phone throughout the day.

Takeaway

Breaking the habit of phone addiction can be hard but isn’t without fun when you incorporate some new hobbies into the equation. Whether you want to learn some new skills or you just want to finish your latest restoration project, turning your attention away from your phone and toward some unique hobby is a great way to break the cycle! You’ll find you don’t need your phone at all and a whole new world has opened up to you!

 

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