How to free yourself from your smartphone

Smartphones have integrated themselves into our lives for over a decade now. From checking our emails to writing to-do lists, downloading the latest apps to our (frequent) social networking, they play an increasingly integral role in our lives.

With competition for work at an all-time high, missing an important phone call or email could be fatal, making our phones an essential tool that we can't live without. Yet they're also the root cause of unwanted distractions when we should be at our most productive.

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