Cellph Help

Most people would describe me as easy-going but that’s not to say I don’t have my pet peeves. Chief among them is a person who is quick to point out a problem without providing a solution. That’s just crop-dusting negativity and we don’t need any more of that. So when I came across the following list of ways cell phones are destroying our lives I was instantly peeved. Partly because I can name fifty ways cell phones have saved my life. But mostly because this cellph-hater didn’t offer any solutions.

Lucky for you, I’m on it.

Cellph-Hater: Cellphones are ruining our relationships. Before we thought that cell phones hurt our relationships with significant others, but now we’re finding that essentially all relationships are affected by cell phones due to lack of being present and attentive. They are distracting us even more than ever before instead of “keeping us connected” as they’re being marketed.

Cellph-Help: Boundaries, people. No cellphones at the table. No texting when you are with a 3-D person. No texting while someone is lecturing you about how much you’ve been texting lately.

Done. Next…

Cellph-Hater: Using your cell phone too much gives you acne. A ton of bacteria from hands and fingers, touching flat surfaces or random things in your pockets or bag, and your own oils from your skin all hang out on the screen.

Cellph-Help:

phoneDone. Next…

Cellph-Hater: Cell phones are hurting our sleep patterns. The soft blue glow our phones emit conflicts with the melatonin and other hormones that make you sleepy and allow for more peaceful sleep. Looking at our cell phones right before bed to check one last email or send one more text also messes with our brains ability to relax and find sleep easier.

Cellph-Help: I agree. So read these series

Clique Pic     Alphas Pic     Monster High Pic     Pretenders Pic

 before bed and you’ll be fine.

And… Next.

Cellph-Hater: Cell phones are ruining our eyes. Studies are showing that we are focusing too hard and too long on the small objects on our cell phone screens, i.e. words in a text message. We’re finding the need for glasses or contacts is far more frequent in younger people these days than ever before.

Cellph-Help: Go into settings and increase the size of your font. Then try to limit your texting to five minutes every hour. I got special glasses with a yellow tint because I’m facing a screen all day. While the yellow doesn’t look very jazzy it does minimize glare which helps my peepers.

glasses

Cellph-Hater: Cell phones can give us saggy jowls and are ruining our posture. Vain? Maybe. But people are going to regret this in years to come. Staring down at our phones all the time is also bad for us because it can change posture. One doctor told The Daily Mail that looking at your cell too much can cause pain in your neck or shoulders because leaning forward like that “squashes the top of your spine and compresses the nerves that go up to your head.” This can cause headaches and also make us feel tired and stiff.

Cellph-Help: Text upside down.

upsidedown

See? Problems solved.

TTYW,

Lisi

Comments

  1. Arianna says:

    Great solutions! As a college student with a part time job and somewhat of a social life, I kinda have to depend on my phone for emails from professors, texts from my boss, and to make sure if we’re hitting up the Fuzzy Taco for game night. Cell phones make us more productive and if it means we have to harm ourselves a bit to do more, then why not? I rather get ten things done and have tired eyes than only getting three things accomplish and miss my chance at getting an extra work shift. And my eyesight sucked before cell phones were even a big thing so that problem is off the table.

    LLAP,
    Arianna

  2. Lol nice Lisi n thx for checking out my blog 🙂

  3. Great help Lisi, I’ll definitely try to apply these to my every day cellphone usage!!

  4. Lisi I love you and you’re so beautiful! Please tell us About your health and beauty regimen next post! I would luh-v to see it. ❤

  5. Shaila Gottlieb says:

    LOL!!!BIG TIME!!!

  6. EMG THANKS!!! My birthday was fun this year! Thank you thank you thank you!
    I had no idea about the ‘phones conflicting your sleep’ thing. I’ve been going on my phone every night on instagram and other things!!
    Now that I think about it, I’ve had some trouble sleeping lately….

  7. Haha, I love this post ^_^ I have a cellphone, but I barely use it – some texting, games, and music. I feel like most of these complaints are very specific to certain people, I know heaps who use theirs… economically. Also, besides the fact that you have solutions to all of these, I also feel like pointing out that a majority of these are based on HOW people use cellphones, not cellphones themselves. One can argue food is a contributing factor to obesity: that doesn’t mean we outlaw food. It means people have to learn how to control it 🙂

  8. I was actually kind of worried about my phone use. Cause I sleep with it close to my bed and I (sometimes) store it in my bra, so I was kind of worried cause I’ve heard bad things about the radiation or whatever. But good tips Lisi! 🙂

  9. Heart the selfies!

  10. Wow these ideas are really smart! Also another thing: People aren’t just going to thow away their cell phones just because of a couple proplems that can be fixed.We can’t go back in time! And think of how many more lives where saved when somone gets hurt and cannot move that can call 911 from their phone instead of being totally stuck and dying from a slip in the bathroom.

  11. LOL gr8 tips Lisi! I have a cell phone and while I prefer my computer over it when it comes to really long emails, watching movies, etc. I like playing games, listening to music and texting my friends on it so I wouldn’t want to stop using it forever, even though I don’t crazily use it.

  12. Comments are really slow this week!!

  13. Brittney says:

    If I am correct… Happy Birthday Lisi!!! 🙂

  14. Thanks for every other great article. Where else may anybody get that type of info in such an ideal manner
    of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the
    search for such info.

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