Continuously checking your phone while hanging out with people is not only rude, but keeps you from being present with your awesome friends. To break the bad habit, consider enlisting your friends' help by telling them you're on a "smartphone diet". Though my friends are terrible at helping me stick to an actual diet, they are more than enthusiastic about the idea of holding me accountable for excessive iPhone usage, particularly in their presence. This tactic, coupled with scheduling phone-prohibitive activities such as manicures, a night at the movies or dinner at a fancy restaurant, can help keep one present and engaged with the people in front of you, which is way more rewarding than checking your Instagram likes.
How to Actually Put Your Phone Away (For Real This Time) [Man Repeller]