An addiction is when the thing you’re addicted begins to control his life and interferes with their daily activities, work and relationships. The classic definition of an alcoholic is someone who wakes up to a glass of vodka instead of a cup of coffee. But, with the growth of technology, the signs of addiction can also be found in other places besides the bottom of a glass, in the form of mobile phones.
If you find yourself checking your phone as the first thing in the morning, before you even get out of bed, you can be an addict. If you send text messages while driving, check your phone instead of work on an important job or check Facebook during a romantic dinner, the phone is definitely interfering with your life and you’re an addict. So what can you do to stop being addicted to cell phone?
The First 30 Minutes of Your Day
If you find yourself waking up in the morning by pressing the check in your phone before you even get out of bed, this is a serious problem. The first 30 minutes upon awakening should be dedicated to the creation of a good start to your day. That means getting out of bed, freshen up, have 5 minutes to meditate and stretch and prepare a healthy breakfast. Start your day doing positive things, healthy to build his fortress to face the day’s work rather than seeing how many new videos you received on areacodesexplorer.com.
Create Time Zones without Phone
The truth of the matter is that having a cell phone around at work is common and sometimes even necessary. If the touch of your phone is work-related or not (the specific phone alert is rarely related to the current work in hand), if you’re constantly entertaining with your phone when you leave, you’re not going to stay focused on the job in front of you, decreasing productivity. Therefore, I support the creation of a time zone without a phone. This means that for at least 2 hours of your day (when you are more productive and work happens) you close your phone and is totally dedicated to work in front of you.
Turn Off the Phone When You Get in the Car
Just like in an airplane you are asked to turn off their electronic devices and mobile phones (although this is changing), this should be the law of the road. It is impossible for his mind to be in two places at once. It’s a law of Physics: two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time and if your mind and eyes are on your phone, they are not on the road. Driving is one of those places where you don’t want to mess with the phone. Sometimes I hear the excuse “Well, I need my phone for directions, my GPS is on it. To which I say: what people did five years ago? You carefully set your route before you leave home or would you pull to the side of the road while you looked at a map. The same rule should be applied today. While driving, turn off your phone and let him right away so that you’re not even tempted to look for him. Your life and the lives of others are at stake.
Live in the Real World.
When you are with a real person life sharing a conversation, a meal or a cup of coffee, they are a form of real life. A real person right there in front of you to get involved. Are you telling me that their virtual friends and virtual text conversations are more important than the real-life person in front of you? Not only it is the rudest on the planet, but it breaks friendships and can ruin relationships. Even if you tell a friend, “Oh, I just need to check it on a cell phone”, They may respond “Oh, okay …”. But the truth is that it’s not OK. What you’re saying is that the virtual message is more important than them. They took the time out of your busy life to meet you and share real life time with you. To turn your attention away from them you are inevitably saying “you’re not that important”. Is really a disease and we are so addicted to our phones that we ignore the people we’re seeing virtual people from Facebook, Twitter and text messages. Come on people, it’s time to get real.
Don’t Lose Any Sleep over Your Mobile Device
If you find yourself up late at night playing on your phone, watching videos, Facebook or exchanging text messages, you’re losing precious sleep about his addiction. The moment you stop putting energy in taking care of their basic needs and pour his time and energy on your phone, you are allowing the phone to dictate your health and well-being. If you find yourself in this scenario, my advice is to turn off your phone 1 hour before bedtime to ensure that their last hour is spent in a meaningful way and you go to bed on time to start the next day again. The phone is not something worth losing sleep.
Taking Responsibility for Addiction
Now it’s your turn. Do you find yourself in one of these scenarios? What’s your plan of action to ensure that your phone is not dictating your life? Please share in the comments below and let’s inspire each other to live a healthier, happier, more meaningful by not only stay dependent on a phone.