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“In a world where so many of us are stuck with our smartphones, Dulce Cowling is an unusual thing – she’s let go.
The 36-year-old decided late last year that his mental health would improve if he was released from his handset. So, at Christmas he told his family and friends that he was switching to an old Nokia phone that could only make and receive calls and text messages.
He recalls that one of the most important moments that led to his decision was a day in the park with his two sons, aged six and three: Was – was looking at their phone, just scrolling away, “he says.
“I thought, ‘When did this happen?’
Mrs Cowling, a creative director at the London-based advertising agency Hell Yeah!
“I was wondering how much of my life is spent looking at the phone and what else I can do. Being constantly connected to a lot of services creates a lot of confusion and a lot of brain processing.”
He plans to use the time available for reading and sleeping, leaving his smartphone behind. “