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# live a better life
Quiz: What is your relationship with your phone like?
Take our quiz and see whether you and your phone need a break – or get on just fine.

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FOR THE FIRST week of our Live A Better Life series, we’re starting off small: we’re getting to know how we interact with our phones before we make any major changes.

As knowledge is power, it’s time for us to be honest about our phone use, and take a proper look at it.

So for Day One in Week One, we’re simply asking you to take this quiz. No need to do anything afterwards, just see how you feel about the results, and let us know in the comments if you wish.

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Do you look at your phone in bed before you go to sleep?
Every night.
On weekday nights, but not weekends.

One or two nights a week.
How many social media and messaging apps (eg Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Whatsapp) do you have on your phone?
More than 10.
Under 7.

Under 5.
0 - 2.
Do you use your phone while watching TV?
Every time I watch TV.
A few times a week.

Maybe once or twice a week.
Has anyone ever remarked on how often you use your phone?
Yes, more than one person.
Just one person.

Do you have notifications on your phone?
If you left your phone at home when you went out, how would you feel?
Unhappy and restless.
Free, but I'd hope I hadn't missed anything.

I wouldn't mind at all.
I often leave it at home.
Do you ever realise you're just scrolling mindlessly on your phone, with no real purpose for using it?
At least once every day.
A few times a week.

Do you keep your phone beside your bed?
Do you take 'tech-free' days where you don't use your phone at all?
I have once or twice.

I schedule time into my week to be phone-free.
I don't have to think about it as I am phone-free a lot.
Are you happy with how often you use your phone?
No - I'd like to use it less.
Yes - I don't think I need to change it.
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Heavy user
You use your phone a lot - and it's something you're conscious of.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Frequent user
You use your smartphone frequently - to the point that you don't want to use it any more than you already do.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Moderate user
You use your phone moderately - you take regular tech breaks and aren't too tied to it.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Light user
You're not tied to your phone - in fact, sometimes you forget about it totally.
Share your result:

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