Nowadays, mobile phones are now readily available to everyone unlike before where you can’t use mobile phone until your late 20s and above. The availability of Internet have made a lot of users addicted to their phones. Internet has become a Number 1 priority of majority of phone users that they cannot do without. Am I Addicted to my phone? is the question you will definitely find answer to at the end of this article. What are the signs that you are addicted to your mobile phone?, see them below.
1. YOUR BATTERY DOES NOT LAST 12HOURS
This is the number one sign that you are addicted to your phone. Even the phone with the lowest battery capacity can be used for more than 24hours if properly maintained and used. When you are addicted to your phone, you keep on pressing it until the battery becomes low and eventually switches off. Try to obtain a full charge of your phone and see if it takes you at least 12hours before it shuts down. If not, you might be addicted to your phone.
2. YOU CHECK YOUR PHONE REPEATEDLY
This is another quality of phone addicts. They keep on checking their phone and in most cases, without any reason. If you discover you check your phone constantly only to find zero reason for doing so, you are probably addicted to your mobile phone.
3. YOU START GETTING FALSE NOTIFICATIONS
Have you ever heard the sound of your message or notification tone only to find that there is no new message or notification. This is a sign you are definitely addicted to your phone. You get the so-called false notifications because your body system is already used to receiving these message which is because of your constant use of your phone. The more you use your phone, the more your body becomes used it and the higher the number of false notifications you receive.
4. YOU TAKE YOUR PHONE TO THE BATHROOM OR TOILET
Yes, this is where many people becomes guilty. It doesn’t make sense right?. If you use your mobile phone in the toilet/bathroom, it shows you are addicted to your phone. By doing so, you are showing how you can’t stand doing anything without your phone even at the shortest period of time. Believe me!, some people are currently reading this in the toilet or bathroom.
5. YOU START AND END YOUR DAY WITH IT
How is this possible? A lot of people pick up their phone immediately after waking up to surf the internet for new updates on different websites and social media. Their mobile phone is also the last thing they deal with before going to bed. If you are fond of this, you are addicted to your phone.
6. YOU MULTI-TASK WITH YOUR PHONE
Are you guilty of using your phone while doing other things?. You might have been watching t.v,eating,brushing your teeth,reading
or playing games that require your 100% full concentration but still use your phone while doing these things. This is a great sign that you are addicted to your phone.
7. YOU USE YOUR WHILE CHARGING
Most phone addicts can’t wait for their phone to charge fully before using it. If you are always doing this(you might be reading this article while charging), it means you are addicted to your phone.
8. YOU PROCASTINATE BECAUSE OF YOUR PHONE
If you are fond of postponing what you are suppose to do because of your phone, you are addicted to it. You always want to use your phone until you can’t find anything to do again.
9. YOUR PHONE IS ALWAYS AT CLOSE HAND
If you always have your phone close to you at all time, you are possibly addicted to your phone. Your phone will be MTN(Everywhere you go) to you if you are addicted to it. Phone addicts won’t mind going back to fetch their phone when they forget it at home no matter the distance they have covered so far. Why? Because they are afraid of not being with their phone.
10. YOU SEE YOUR PHONE AS THE ONLY HELP WHEN YOU ARE BORED
Most people see their mobile phone as the only thing that can make them excited or happy when they are bored. They will never get bored so far they are with their phone especially one with access to Internet. If you fall among this category, you are so addicted to your phone.
11. YOU CHECK YOUR PHONE EVEN WHEN THE BATTERY IS DOWN
If you discover you do check your phone even when you know the battery is down, it means you are addicted to it. You find out that you bring your phone from your pocket, try to use it only to remember that it is switched off. Then, you repeat the same thing after some minutes. You are definitely addicted to your phone if this happens to you.
12. YOU DON’T GET YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE NOT WITH YOUR PHONE
If you usually become furious and unsettled when you can’t find your phone,you might be addicted to it. You will search for it and won’t rest until you find it.
Additional tip: You are reading this article probably because you are addicted to your phone. Ask yourself how long you have been using your phone before you come across this article.
Hope you have found the answer to the question “Am I addicted to my phone?”. Do you think you are addicted to your phone? What do you think about this article? Let us discuss using the comment section below.