Practically everyone has a smartphone these days, and there’s a good chance you spend hours every day on yours. Over the last 10 years or so, we have become accustomed to having instant access to our friends, families and the internet through our phones. But when does our reliance on smartphones start to turn into an addiction, and how worried should we be about this?
A smartphone addiction is when an individual has the fear of being without their mobile phone - this is usually caused by being on the internet too much. It’s not our actual phone that makes us addicted, but the online world it connects us to. This fear has been branded as “nomophobia” (No Mobile Phone Phobia). There are quite a few warning signs that suggest you might be overusing your phone, such as having trouble completing tasks, isolating yourself from friends and family and a feeling of dread if you leave your smartphone at home.
Read on for our strategies for creating a healthier relationship with your smartphone.
If you’re reading this blog then the chances are you are willing to cut down the use of your smartphone. A good approach is to think of it like going on a diet. Just as you still need to eat, you need your phone to stay in touch with friends and family, and for work. But what you are trying to accomplish from this ‘’diet’’ is to cut back to more healthy levels of use.
It’s well-established that overuse of mobile phones is an unhealthy habit - both for our physical and mental health. If you’re looking to cut down on your smartphone usage, there’s a good chance it’s for this reason. But there may be other areas of your health you’re not maximising too - such as your oral health.
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