Mobiles and smartphones are practically one of the things why we are moving into the future. Nowadays, we have apps for everything, from health to games and music to shopping; it’s just some touches on the screen and the work done. But since all this has become so easy and fun, everyone always sticks to their screen. Increased screen time can lead to many things you don’t want in your life. However, it is important to be updated with what’s happening worldwide.
Come on, guys, always doing something? You might have also seen many people just swiping through their home screen and doing nothing except spoiling their eyes. Why is that so? Because everyone’s addicted!
Eric, 16 years old from Ontario, is addicted to his smartphone, which his parents gifted him on his birthday. All the time he spends with his new mobile, even during his classes. Due to this, he is suffering from his studies and health a lot, but he is unaware of it.
Is it an addiction?
There are many disadvantages of smartphone addiction, the biggest being the addiction itself. You should not be addicted to anything, leave alone mobiles. This addiction also has a medical term called ‘nomophobia’ (No-Mobile-Phone-Phobia). It is obvious that your eyes are damaged after using your phone for long periods, and it is easy to spend hours on your smartphone without knowing it. It is because of the activities done with a smartphone; browsing the internet, chatting, gaming etc. Addiction to your smartphone hinders your interaction with real humans outside your screen. Apart from the eyes, other problems like- insomnia, heart disease, obesity, inferiority complexes due to social media and many other problems can be there in your life, which would be quite hard to settle down.
This addiction is probably a case of too much good, and that’s why you can pull yourself out of the dump only with some cognizance and willpower.
How to avoid getting addicted
The first and the best thing to stop your addiction is to find some hobbies and keep yourself busy with them. Hobbies are the best way to distract yourself from your phone because you enjoy yourself, not like when you are studying and don’t feel like that will drift you more towards your phone. You should also disable all extra features and apps that you like. Or put a security lock on them so you can access them for a limited time. And if you know it is serious, hand your phone over to your parents and only take it for making important calls and other important stuff.
Be smart, don’t be homophobic and know your negatives as well. In this topic, you might be addicted to your phone, and you should try to break that addiction as soon as possible, for your good. Smartphones are good as they get work done easily, but it all depends on how you use them and what you do to limit your usage.