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10 things you do on your phone that can undermine your success


The study detected an imperceptible addiction through subconscious verification of smartphones

Despite the great features that smartphones offer users, such as instant communication, limitless information, and helping us make an organized life, spending a lot of time on social media, constantly receiving notifications, and sleeping near a smartphone can all damage your productivity more than you think.

According to a research study conducted by a scientific team from the United States, it is difficult for some to remain without their phone, until it becomes his permanent job, which he reads without any need, which makes it very easy to distract and lose productivity.

"Productivity is often at its peak when a human is harnessing its activity in an effort," said American psychologist Professor Jordana Jacobs, " and that effort is what distracts smart devices, while Jacobs pointed out that this dispersion interrupts the continuity of performance at a single pace; because of the constant interruptions that a user experiences when following their smart device.

According to the American study carried by Business Insider in its French version, getting rid of the smartphone also has drawbacks; given the large tasks it can accomplish, however, there must be deterrent steps, preventing the smart device from impeding daily production goals.

The first step

The first step towards a more productive life is the importance of leaving a reply to private and electronic messages, and frequently checking them even without the arrival of notifications, which brings the user out of his reality to what is dictated by his smartphone, where psychotherapist Professor Jonathan Albert advised to see only notifications, and to respond to them in non-working time.

The second step 

The second step is to leave taking pictures, which make real life a virtual life for everyone to follow on social media, which, according to Professor Jordana Jacobs, moves people to be more influenced by virtual life than real life.

The third step 

The third step is to reduce the verification of social media, which has become an obsession for some, as the study detected the presence of an almost imperceptible addiction in social media users, through subconscious verification, where the user finds himself inside his smartphone without prior decision.

The fourth step 

The step of leaving text messaging comes fourth in the American research study, as confirmed by psychologist Professor Sean gallop, text messages sent by a user through smart instant messaging apps, are more distracting than if they were talking.

The fifth step

The fifth step research study also found that having our phones with us at all times robs us of individual moments, while Professor Jacobs pointed out that it can lose us the ability to be alone, while Jacobs drew attention by saying: "we now think of the phone as the primary attachment symbol; all the people we know and love live in the phone.

The sixth step 

The sixth step that must be found in smartphones is productive applications, which can help the user with his tasks and complete them in time, and according to the American psychotherapist Albert images, behaviors can be developed through specialized productive applications, which can be an important encouraging factor to increase productivity.

the seventh step

The study stressed the need to do the seventh step, which is to turn off notifications of unimportant applications, which would occupy the user in scanning the smartphone, and go to the applications from which notifications were expected to arrive.

the eighth step

The importance of caution comes from the fall in the branches, in the eighth stage of the study, according to Professor Sean gallop, the fall in the branches of the smartphone is one of the psychological labyrinths, which leads the user to lose a lot of his time in the weather check first, then scan email, and from him to follow hem.

Ninth, the step 

Ninth, the step of reducing the look at the phone is of great importance, as Professor Albert imagz asserts that the light of smartphone screens affects sleep patterns and general mood, while imagz pointed out that blue light enters the brain through the eyes and affects the pineal gland, which plays an important role in the product.

The tenth step

Finally, in its tenth step, the study advised on the importance of not relying on the smartphone to search for immediate answers, which lost the individual the advantage of searching and finding information; which in the end led to the lack of information that the user learns through browsing only, while the study confirmed that knowing ourselves and monitoring its growth and development.