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Could you break up with your phone?

Blogger and mom of 7 Autumn Wolfenbarger stepped away from her phone for 30 days and says the benefits were amazing.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Do you find yourself staring at your phone more than your family? You might be addicted! Autumn Wolfenbarger with The Passionate Homemaker was inspired by the book "How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life" by Catherine Price.

Wolfenbarger says, the point is not to go completely without your phone but to understand why you reach for your phone and what it's doing to your brain.

There is a 30-day challenge that gives you daily tasks to help you redefine your relationship with your phone. For example, you are asked to delete social media apps from your phone.

"Figuring out which features and tools are making your life better and which are sucking your time and attention away from what you really want to spend your life on," Wolfenbarger explains.

The average time someone spends on their phone is 4 hours a day. Just think about what else could you do with that time? One of the biggest changes Wolfenbarger found was that she spent more time with her kids.

Some of her most impactful takeaways are:

-Realizing how much I use my phone and why
-Learning how smartphone usage can affect the brain
-Turning off most notifications
-Rearranging apps strategically
-Scheduling downtime (iPhone settings)
-Establishing no-phone zones

You can find more from The Passionate Homemaker on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

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