Strategy 5 signs you are likely suffering from “Nomophobia”

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There is need to examine the number of hours you can spend without need for your phone.

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Most Millenials are prisoners of their phone.

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Advancement in technology has impacted greatly on our ways of life. This can be observed in our attachment to modern technological gadgets.

For many, especially the Millennial, life does not exist without technology. Thus, most people have developed a lifestyle that cannot be divorced from their mobile phone.

This psychological distortion is known as "Nomophobia” or ‘no mobile phone phobia’.

Nomophobia is described as the fear of being without or unable to access one’s mobile phone. This habit has a propensity to negatively impact all human endeavours – work, relationship and social interaction.

“People with Nomophobia actually experience feelings of fear, anxiety and some people actually report panic just at the thought of not having their phone,” said Dr Elizabeth Waterman, a clinical psychologist.

These symptoms show you may be suffering from “Nomophobia”, but you did not know.

1.    Feeling extremely anxious without your phone

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Life without your mobile phone.

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If you cannot stay a few minutes away from your mobile device, then it is a sign you may be suffering from this mobile phone addiction.

Psychological instability due to not having your mobile is a symptom of Nomophobia.

2.    Impulsively checking your phone for notification(s)

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Always checking the phone for notification(s), when you are expecting none.

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Keeping a constant watch of the phone for notification(s) is a symptom of Nomophobia. Please note that this does not extend to a situation you are expecting an urgent message from someone.

3.    Having a fear of running out of battery

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When this occupy your mind the most.

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Moving around with your phone charger, and always looking for power plug are signs you may be developing addictions to your mobile device.

4.    Sleeping with your phone

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When your bedmate is actually your mobile phone.

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When your phone is always under your pillow or a hand stretch away while sleeping, then you may be suffering from Nomophobia.

5.    Phone check as first daily action

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Checking the phone as first activity in a day.

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If you constantly engage in action for above, doing this would be a lot easier.