Cell phone addiction is real
Cell phones have already replaced your camera, calendar and alarm clock; don’t let them replace your friends and family too! In this video, I go into what cellphone addiction is (the habit loop) and how to get rid of it in two easy steps.
An addiction can come from any behavior used to escape or relieve some sort of pain or discomfort in the present moment. Unfortunately one of the easiest ways to do that is through our mobile devices.
As social beings, we biologically need to connect with others in order to be happy, healthy and whole. But when we neglect those things and turn to escape mechanisms (like a cell phone!) it starts to take a toll on our quality of life. When the quality of real connections with friends, family, and society starts to diminish, or productivity and happiness are affected, something needs to change!
How are cell phones addictive?
Cell phone usage affects dopamine levels which are part of the pleasure and reward systems in our brains. There is a great satisfaction and reward that comes with getting a text response or notification or when we scan and find something exciting on social media.
Cell phones create easy access to stimulation which can be very addictive and can take over our lives.
How do we kill the addiction?
Don’t be a prisoner of your cell phone. Create good habits and boundaries around your cell phone and regain control of your life and happiness!
In the video above I discuss two ways of killing the addiction:
1. Disabling notifications
2. Creating a designated cell phone area and sticking to it
If you know someone that suffers from cell phone addiction, please share these tips with them; it could save their life!
As always, thanks for tuning in and have a great day!