In the past, I wrote about Being Present in a Smartphone World.

On a related note, I read a piece in the New York Times where they reported on these survey results, which might not be very shocking:

  • We check our phone an average of 47 times a day. Eighty-two times if you’re between the ages of 18 & 24.
  • Eighty-nine percent said they had used their phones during social gatherings.

In the piece, they made these suggestions:

  • Choose some phone-free spaces to limit your dependency. It’s just as important for adults to have screen-free periods as it is for children.
  • Designate “no cell” zones in your home.
  • Keep phones off the table.
  • Practice etiquette, like announcing you are just checking your phone for something rather than doing it and saying nothing, or doing it under the table.
  • And relative to safety: Be careful walking with your phone. Cellphones make pedestrians inattentive, and emergency room records show the results.

How do you manage your smartphone use? Please join the conversation with your comments…

Best regards,

David

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