One of the best ideas I’ve read about phone addiction (and I am absolutely an addict and trying to grapple with that) is to think of interacting with your phone like starting up a conversation with a new person. Give it that weight. If you look at your phone while you’re with actual people, you’re saying you need another person in the conversation because the people who are there are not enough. If you look at your phone while you’re in bed with your significant other, you’re bringing another person into the bed with you.
This video is smart and lovely. Phone addiction is something we are constantly working on in our house. Sigh.