We spend four years looking down at our phones. Four years – 1,460 days of our lives. The length of an entire college career.

The benefits?

Less meaningful interactions, lowered human social skills, depression, and anxiety. (Aside from making the person you’re sitting with feel incredibly boring and uninteresting).

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The first thing you need to understand is the difference between needing your phone and wanting it. In today’s world, most people need their phones to work, connect, reply to work emails and texts. That is when you need your phone. However, most people continue to use their phones after, usually turning into a lot of wasted time, many times making you feel like a complete loser.

The trick that got me off my phone is quite simple. All I did was move the apps I used more when I wanted my phone – Instagram and Snapchat – to the last page on my screen. That way, when I opened my phone I didn’t automatically click on these applications. My brain then remembers they are on the last page and remembers WHY they are there.

Some of the reasons that my brains remembers are:

  • Avoiding too much social media stimulation (lead to wasted time, comparing myself to others, obsessing about meaningless things)
  • feeling insecure
  • Most importantly, avoiding wasting the time I could be using to be active (gym, going for a walk with my dogs, etc)

Naturally, we can’t avoid everything making us feel insecure, sooner or later we have to face it, but what we can do is reduce the amounts of it. The good news is humans grow, and so do self-esteems. The goal is to get to a point in life where your self-esteem is bullet-proof; nothing being able to hurt it. 

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Posted by:The Healthy Body Equation

Hello! My name is Alex Checa, I am in Fitness and Nutrition. The development of this blog has one specific goal: physical appearance has a strong connection to your emotional and mental health, and vise versa. I had always thought if I had the perfect body all my insecurities would go away, then, I met many girls that in my eyes, HAD the perfect bodies but somehow they were still very unhappy. This led me to the conclusion that emotional, mental, and physical health are all entwined. Lucky for us, food is one of the most important factors that links to our energy levels, skin maintenance, and what I like to call; beauty radiating from the inside out rather than superficial outside visible beauty. However, most of us pick the wrong foods, have a negative connotation connected to exercise, and do no see the value in living a clean active life. This is because we have been conditioned to think that eating healthy means only eating vegetables and tasteless foods, and cardio is extremely boring and lifting is just for men. I am here to tell you I was one of them. I will walk you through how I completely changed the way I saw things, and how I am finally pretty happy with myself. The idea with being happy with how you look and who you are sounds easy, but we all know it is extremely difficult to get to that point.

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