The ill effects of phone overuse can be narrowed to that use of phone that is unproductive and that isn't as valuable as in person interaction.
Thus we can focus our use of phone, of its apps, of its media and messages, and limit it to just that which is productive and more valuable than in person interaction, and when it runs out of those types of things, consciously decide to do in person interaction.
Until we develop the To Dreamers: Zen Dreams app, we will have to settle for limiting the phone use on our own willpower and awareness by constantly evaluating action. Is this a better interaction than others? If not, then do others. Is this only a distraction because it's new and not because it's important? If it's not as important, than do the more important things. Soon life falls into good time management.
Donald R. Anderson. Aspiring writer. Amateur philosopher and amateur writer of Apologetics (i.e., the Catholic reasonings). Faith-driven kindred spirit.