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First Hour of the Day: Experts Warn Against Checking the Phone

No doubt, smartphone is an integral part of our lives. It used to be PC but today it’s different. It’s the smartphone. Relationship, academic, friendship, basic life information, work, communication etc. all have connections with the smartphone.
The first thing you probably touch in the morning is the smartphone. While the last thing could also be the smartphone as well. You are either texting, calling, exchanging mails, reading, working etc. So carrying out these things will definitely get you stuck using the device.
Some experts have argued that, irrespective of how we claim that the smartphone is part of our life. There should be need to draw a thin line. The thin line here means knowing the time to start checking your phone and when not to.
“If you want to be a top performer, you don’t check your phone in the first hour of the day,” says Jim Kiwik, the CEO and Founder of Kwik Learning.
The reasons are not quite far-fetched considering the fact that the morning hours is super important for anybody that is conscious about being productive.
Jim says: “That’s like a secret time for me, if you check your phone that period you at training your brain to be reactive. Your brain is like a super computer and you have to be careful what you tell it to do.”
Tristan Harris, Google’s former Design Ethicist, on Medium writes that looking the phone immediately has the capability of hijacking one’s your morning routine.
“When we wake up in the morning and turn our phone over to see a list of notifications,” he writes, “it frames the experience of ‘waking up in the morning’ around a menu of ‘all the things I’ve missed since yesterday.'”
He compares tech designers to magicians, suggesting that they look for “blind spots, edges, vulnerabilities, and limits of people’s perception, so they can influence what people do without them even realizing it.”