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3. Speedbump Strategy

3. Speedbump Strategy

Putting a small speed bump between you and addictive social media apps can go a long way to helping you curb stomp phone addiction.

Using apps like ClearSpace that force you to wait 15 seconds before you can open any social media apps, give you the time to think about whether you really need to be on social media or if you are just mindlessly scrolling.


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