Nir Eyal This article is so relatable! In fact, I’ve done a similar thing myself — I used to be addicted to whatsapp a couple of years ago. And most of the conversations I had added little or no value to my day, and I’d wind up feeling unproductive at the end of the day. And stopping notifications didn’t help, because in their absence, my fomo got even bigger now that I couldn’t rely on them to keep me updated. And I did the same thing as you — I moved whatsapp away from my home screen and put it along with all the apps that I don’t visit every two minutes. And it worked like a charm! Now whatsapp is back on my home screen because I’m not addicted any more — I only check it twice a day unless I am actually having an important conversation with someone. Whenever my restlessness acts up again and I bury the app for a few days to keep in check.

Writing about relationships. feminism and books. I’m an introvert, a fantasy/sci-fi nerd, and a dog mom.

Writing about relationships. feminism and books. I’m an introvert, a fantasy/sci-fi nerd, and a dog mom.