03/25/2012 10:09 am ET Updated May 25, 2012

How To Not Let Your Smartphone Take Over Your Attention And Life

With my new smartphone can check the news or any website at any time of the day, read books, play fun games like Where's My Water? and Flick Golf and listen to Spotify. And I'll have an awesome guide with loads of pictures, info and a map for when mushroom hunting season begins here in the summer/early fall.

But in the first few weeks of using it I also noticed that I felt more stressed. I started to procrastinate more by playing games on the phone or by doing random internet browsing. My attention span got chopped up into smaller pieces. I checked the phone too much while spending time with others and I started to feel addicted to doing something on the phone many times a day

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