We’ve become such a technology-dependent society that we often use our phones while doing a range of peripheral activities like watching TV, driving, eating, hanging out with friends, and yes, even exercising. Work on reducing adjacent cell phone use one activity at a time. For instance, tell yourself that from this point forward, you’ll keep your phone out of sight when hanging out with friends. Then move on to the next activity, and so on. As with any addiction, it’s all about incremental steps. Then, one day, you might find yourself using your phone for communicating and little else. What a novel concept, indeed.