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13 Nov, 2014

90 days without mobile helps man beat stress | GulfNews.com

DUBAI: So how long in this day and age can you live without a mobile phone? A few minutes or a few hours at best or worst (depending on how you look at it)?

Here’s a man who’s lived without a mobile phone for an incredible 90 days at a stretch after accidentally breaking his phone in August and realising – while waiting to buy the latest arrival – that it had actually done him a world of good. He is now suggesting others take his cue in order to reduce stress.

Briton Chris Banner, 44 (name changed on request), who accidentally broke his Samsung Note3 in August, initially planned to hold out his next buy until the launch of Note4. That delay however, turned out to be much longer than planned after he suddenly realised he was beginning to enjoy a life without a mobile phone. “After I broke my phone, the intention was to wait for a few days till the launch of the latest version of the phone I wanted. I thought it was going to be hard initially, but after the first week of ‘destabilisation’ I suddenly began feeling the stress levels, rather than going up, actually went down,” says Banner, who heads the digital team of a multi-media company in Dubai.

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