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Book Recommendation: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal: Why do We Constantly Urge to Check our Smartphones?

Do you feel a constant urge to check your smartphone? Do you want to know WHY behind it? Then this post is for you.

Do you remember, the way people used to spend their time before smartphones? Well, I really don’t.

In the last 15 years, smartphones have captured our Indian market tremendously. You can see all around us have smartphones. The situation is like that now, if someone does not have a smartphone then we are surprised about it.

Small kids to elders in our house are having smartphones and actively use Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc.

The situation is that now a very large duration of time in a day goes unnoticed in unnecessary scrolling on these apps on our smartphones.

In fact, we are so habitual to these apps, that the very first thing after waking up that we do now, is to check our phone for these apps.

Whenever we get some free time from work we check our phones. Or at times we spare separate time to check these apps to relax our minds. Isn’t it true?

You all agree with the fact that we have become addicted to these apps and smartphones at a significant level. These apps are taking major chunks of our daytime.

smartphone addiction
smartphone addiction

However, these addictions of ours are profitable to the creator of these apps, however, they create anxiety and stress in us.

If you want to check your addition level to this app then do one thing. Keep your mobile data off. Now, as per your habit, whenever you get free time your hands will reach your smartphone and go directly to Whatsapp, Facebook, or Instagram. However, if your mobile data is off then feeds on these apps will not be loaded and you can actually catch yourself scrolling on these apps.

However, It’s not only our fault that we are habitual to these apps since these apps are developed with the purpose to make us habitual to them and we can’t survive without using them.

In his book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, Nir Eyal has revealed, how successful companies create products people can’t put down. If you also want to create one such product then go for this book:

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

I highly recommend you read the book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, by Nir Eyal to understand how such applications make people habitual to make using them.

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