There has come a time in our society that it is scary to see how people are addicted to their mobile phones. If you are walking down the street or just sit in a public place to observe people, you will notice how all of them have their faces literally sunk in the screens of their phones.

When we talk about addiction we are referring to when what you are addicted to begins to control your life and interferes with your daily activities, work and relationships. If you look at your phone first thing in the morning, even before you get out of bed … you are more than likely addicted. If you text while driving, look at your phone instead of work, check Facebook while with your partner or when you are meeting a friend … it is clear that your phone is interfering in your life … AND You are an addict.

If every time you realize that you are looking at your phone you are realizing that it begins to dominate your life, then the time has come for you to put an end to that addiction . Maybe you don’t know if you are addicted or not yet, but if you usually look at your phone many times a day, it is likely that you are and you will have to remedy it, now! Follow these steps to overcome mobile addiction.

Without a mobile the first 30 minutes of your day

If, as soon as you wake up, the first thing you do is touch your phone, then you have a serious problem. The first 30 minutes after waking up should be spent creating a good start to your day.

This means you get out of bed, freshen up, take 5 minutes to meditate, stretch, and prepare a healthy breakfast. Start the day doing positive and healthy things to build your inner strength for the next day.

Time zones without a phone during the day

Having the phone nearby during work is quite common and sometimes even necessary. But if you are constantly distracted when your phone goes off, you won’t stay focused on the work in front of you, which will decrease productivity. 

Therefore, you need to create a time zone without a phone. This means that for at least 2 hours of your day (when the most productive work happens) turn off the phone and remain fully dedicated to the work in front of you … or your family!

When you are driving, leave the mobile in silence

This should be a law, although it is getting closer and closer. Just as on the plane it is requested that the phone be turned off, when you go to drive you should do the same, or at least, put it on silence so that no one bothers you. It is impossible for your mind to be in two places at the same time. It’s a law of physics: no thing can occupy the same space at the same time, and if your mind and eyes are on your phone, they are not on the road. 

If you look at your mobile, pay the bill

If you meet someone to chat and have a good time together, why are you having conversations with other people at the same time? Keep your attention on the person in front of you. If you don’t, pay the bill. Put this rule in your life when you meet your friends, whoever looks at the phone first, pays the bill … learn to share time together without looking at the phone ! That can wait, and time is too precious to waste.

If you look at the phone while you are with other people, in addition to being rude it can also break friends and relationships. If you tell your friend; ‘one moment I have to look at something’, he will tell you; ‘It’s okay, it’s okay’ … but it’s not okay! What you are doing is that you send an implicit message in which your mobile is more important than him / her. They have taken the time in their life to see you and share their valuable time with you, and you divert your attention by making them see that they are not that important to you? Is that person on Instagram really more important than the people in front of you? Please go back to the real world!

Sleep and rest

If you are late looking at your phone and it robs you of sleep and health … you have to end this wellness thief! Turn off the phone an hour before going to bed to ensure that the last hour before getting into bed has really been worth it. There is nothing on mobile that is worth stealing hours of sleep.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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