Did you know that the average American checks their phone up to 150 times in a day? Yes, that’s A HUNDRED AND FIFTY – and how much does this equate to in minutes? Well, around 127 minutes, according to some statistics released by Business Insider. With the current rage among the online community being productivity and the optimization of your own life, why is it that we spend so much time with our heads buried in our phones, wasting life away?

Do we really need to be constantly updated with every single thing happening to our friends – and even to the friends of our friends? Do we really need to check our emails on the go? Surprise, surprise: the top 3 apps that we really need to uninstall immediately aren’t even games, but are a lot worse than any game you can waste your time on.

Here are the top 3 apps you need to uninstall right now to regain control of your life.

Facebook. Why do you even need to check for your friends pictures of his cats and your old friend from high school’s relationship status on your phone? Why can’t you limit your social “network” use on the computer? Facebook is stealing hours of your life on your phone. Delete it.

Email. In the same way, emails are never meant to be read immediately, so why do you need it on your mobile device? I never see the need to check my emails more than two to three times a day – and all of these times are when I’m on the computer. That’s once in the morning, once at lunch, and once in the evening.

Chat Messengers. If you really need to talk to someone, you call them. If you can’t reach them by phone, you send them a text. It’s that easy. Do away with Line, Whatsapp, Viber, KakaoTalk, Kik, Snapchat, and the whole enchilada. Again, if it’s urgent, they will call. If it isn’t, let them text. Plus, when you don’t have any of these instant messengers, people will seek out other ways to contact you anyway.

Last Rated January 14, 2015