Nomophobia means ‘Love of your Phone’
An increasing number of us are coming to realize that our relationships with our phones are not exactly what a couples therapist would describe as “healthy.”
- The time you spend on your phone is time you’re not spending doing other pleasurable things, like hanging out with a friend or pursuing a hobby. Instead of thinking of it as “spending less time on your phone,” think of it as “spending more time on your life.”
- What’s your posture like? How’s your breathing? Is whatever you’re doing on your phone making you feel good?
- Leave your phone at home while you go for a walk. Stare out of a window during your commute instead of checking your email. Pay attention to your craving. What does it feel like in your body?
- When you see someone pull out their phone on the street or an elevator does it make you want to check yours. Use that as a cue to take a deep breath and refrain from checking yours
- This is your life. How much of it do you want to spend on your phone?
A subject dear to my heart. I find it so frustrating when the use of phones interfere with the presence of your precious children, a friend, relation anyone that would like your attention. To me personally using your phone in the presence of any one shows that their importance to you is Zero. Another thing which I need to pull myself up about is texting instead of phoning when communicating with friends. Anyway I thought this book looked interesting and found a video that explains very well the diagnosis of those who have anxiety when not near their phone.
Being present whether walking the dog, or visiting or just in the presence of your family is very important.