Nomophobia: Why You Can’t Live Without Your Smartphone
Are you addicted to your cellphone? Do you get anxious when it is out of battery? Do you always carry a charger around with you in case it dies? If you answered yes to these, you may suffer from Nomophobia.
For most people, the phone is a companion that prevents them from feeling alone or in an uncomfortable situation. Nomophobia is the consequence of these bad reflexes that have worsened to become a refuge for us to relieve an emotional malaise.
We end up looking for messages or emails even when we have not received notifications, just to avoid a certain situation, and we even become unable to answer a message as soon as it happens.
With these premises, we can establish some parameters that will help you realize if you are suffering from what is known as Nomophobia:
– You always have your phone in hand, even when you are with your friends or family.
– You constantly and impulsively check to see if someone has texted or emailed you.
– When you’re with your friends, you always have your phone in your hand. Sometimes, you aren’t able to follow the conversation because you’re already talking to someone on your phone.
-You feel isolated and panicked when your phone turns off due to lack of the battery or because you do not have an internet network.
-You frequently check your phone impulsively and unconsciously to verify that a message or email has not arrived.
-You are the first to publish what you think or what you do and you always look at the number of “Likes” you can receive on your publications.