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5 Ways You Can Break Free From Digital Addiction

In today’s Momentum Friday Passion Struck podcast episode, I tackle digital addiction and five ways that you can break free from it. Brought to you by BiOptimizers (Get 10% off at and Inside Tracker (get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store at 

We are immersed in an era of smartphone obsession and digital addiction. I hear it all the time: “I can’t live without my smartphone,” or “I feel apprehensive when I’m not able to check my messages,” or “If I’m not on social media, I fear I’m missing out.”

Not surprisingly, research reveals that too much technology use diminishes our physiological and physical health, human connection, our work performance and is destroying our relationships.

Short of throwing your device away, how can you learn to build better habits around technology — keeping its benefits while minimizing the adverse effects?

Because technology is becoming ubiquitous and entwined in our modern existence, we are losing our ability to have profound and spontaneous conversations with others. This is changing the nature of our social interactions in alarming ways.

John R. Miles

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What I Discuss In This Episode On 5 Ways to Break Free from Digital Addiction

In today’s episode, I explore why smartphones are killing conversations and human-to-human connections we need to feel fulfilled. I’ll start by talking about a personal experience I had earlier today. I will then discuss why smartphones are negatively impacting our connections and provide five ways that you can break free from digital addiction.

  • Smartphones are helpful when correctly used.
  • The Elevator exercise
  • Put down your phone and talk to a person
  • What is phubbing, and what is its impact?
  • How do smartphones affect human connection?
  • Digital addiction quiz
  • Five proven ways to break smartphone addiction
  • Recognizing what truly matters to you
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205 | 5 Ways You Can Break Free From Digital Addiction | Passion Struck with John R. Miles
205 | 5 Ways You Can Break Free From Digital Addiction | Passion Struck with John R. Miles

Questions For You And Your Friends Or Family Members To Discuss Digital Addiction

  • How did you respond to the elevator exercise?
  • How do smartphones impact human connection?
  • What was your score on the digital addiction quiz?
  • Which of the five ways of breaking free from digital addiction will you try?
  • What are the benefits of lessening phone use?
  • How can you apply the episode to your life?

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John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. The show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s most inspiring people to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

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