In an effort to break my smartphone addiction, I’ve joined a small group of people turning their phone screens to grayscale — cutting out the colors and going with a range of shades from white to black. – Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

I know that when iOS 11 basically made my iPhone 6s Plus so slow as to be a brick, I felt it was a great time to use it less. I did end up wiping it and reinstalling from scratch because typing a three letter message took 5 minutes.

But in that process, I didn’t put any social media on it. I can’t check anything. I don’t have email and when I found myself going to my site stats, I just deleted them.

So yes, for me one of the best things I’m doing to stay away from my phone is to have a worse phone that has a battery which dies quickly and is slower.

I could even spend the money for a new phone, but I can’t afford the time I used to waste on my phone.

This is also one of the main reasons I purchased a kindle paperwhite. It’s a terrible device for anything but reading. So all I can do is read.

Thanks to @patrickrhone for the link.