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Anyone else feel like they’ve wasted their day on the phone?

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CoralReefer Tue 28-Jul-20 19:44:21

It’s the evening now and although I took dc out for a couple of hours and did all the necessary cleaning and cooking, I seem to have spent most of the day on my phone!
This is happening more and more and I feel really rubbish about it.
I seriously need to cut down.

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LadyCurd Tue 28-Jul-20 19:56:27

Yes! Me too. I have all the trackers and limiters on and I just ignore them and overide them. My counsellor says with addictions going cold turkey can be too hard so replacing with something else is good idea. I’m trying (and failing) to read more. I’m also trying to have phone free hours where I look at the clock and promise I won’t check it or look. I managed two the other day and thought I might try and build up to three or longer sessions. Partly I’m very good at planning how to give up my phone addiction less good at the implementing and I need to just fucking do it! It’s affecting my relationships and my kids. 😭

cheezy Tue 28-Jul-20 19:58:47

Yes. Me. And it’s mostly bloody MN angry

Sunnysidegold Tue 28-Jul-20 20:38:47

I did a social media detox and took off FB and Instagram. Have replaced it with Mumsnet. I have been frequenting aibu, chat and housekeeping. On Mumsnet nowhere near as much....but fear it could end up just as bad.

BogRollBOGOF Tue 28-Jul-20 22:34:49

A day? I raise you 2020 grin
The DCs need light supervision and an ear out, and other than that I've had minimal purpose and external motivation since March.

I could do useful stuff like tidying, but it's undone too quickly for any motivation and the ILs haven't been over yet this year to terrify me into domestic submission grin

CoralReefer Tue 28-Jul-20 23:01:39

I seem to be on Whatsapp, mumsnet, YouTube, news and just lots of general surfing. So many things to read but mostly, it’s a waste of time.
It’s not doing my mental wellbeing any good at all and it’s affecting time with family.

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