Is Our Smartphone Making Us Stupid Crazy?

According to Leslie Perlow’s upcoming book, “Sleeping with Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24-7 Habit and Change the Way You Work,” the mobile devices that many of us carry could be making us less productive and less happy in the long run.

According to this post that I came across a few days ago in the Harvard Business Review, people that put their smart phones down after hours actually end up being happier and accomplishing more in the long run.

I have to say, it doesn’t shock me. We live in a society that is so busy, it often slows us down. We can get so caught up in keeping up that we lose sight of what we should really be focusing on.

Whether you’re a…

leader
parent
pastor
student
Christian
teacher
assistant

there are certain things that are priorities for you,
certain things that you do and do best.

Sometimes, I think our devices and smartphones are more distractions from the priorities than productivity enhancers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the devices and have an admitted addiction myself, but I think we have to be careful.

To not lose sight of what we’re really to do.
What we’re really for.

So in that way, maybe our smart phones aren’t making us crazy, just distracted.

What do you think? Are you more productive or less because of your smart phone? Is it a distraction? Let us know in the comments.

4 Comments

  1. I spend a lot less time on my computer now that I finally have a smart phone. I don’t check tons of random websites, just the ones that I have apps for (Facebook, Twitter, Google+). I do find that I check it in the middle of a conversation, which is pretty rude on my part. I turn off my phone at 10 PM and it’s off until I sit down for breakfast each morning.

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  2. Courtney

    I do admit that since I got my iphone I am tuned into it more offten than I should be. When I discover a new app that I like it does kind of take over. But I also know when I’m being too involved with it. My Husband on the other hand is WAY TOO involved in his iphone!!! From the moment he gets home he is on Twitter!! He brings his ipad to bed now too!! He is so tuned out sometimes.

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