SIMON Cowell has revealed he is feeling much happier since getting rid of his mobile phone last year.
The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent judge says he became annoyed about how much he was using his phone. Being without it for the past ten months has made him feel much better, he says, even though it felt very strange to start with.
“It has been so good for my mental health,” says Simon. “It’s a very strange experience, but it really is good for you and it has absolutely made me happier. The thing I get irritated with is when you have a meeting, everyone’s on their phone – and I was probably in that place, too. You can’t concentrate.”
Children and teenagers are often accused of being on their phones too much. In America, there are even rehab clinics for young people who are addicted to their phones. And, in the UK, an app that rewards students for time spent away from their phones is being released across 170 universities.
But it’s not just kids. A 2017 survey found that more than half of adult phone users check their device within 15 minutes of waking up.
Now, other celebrities are said to be following Simon’s lead and ditching their phones, too.
But, could you do that? And what about your parents and guardians? Do they spend too much time stuck to their phones when they’re around you?
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