Life happens. More and more it happens on our devices; phones, tablets, laptops—even smartwatches. But were any of our gadgets to suddenly dematerialize, it would probably be the lack of a phone that would cause the most anguish; likely even panic. That’s because we—as a society—have become serious phone addicts. And that includes you (as you’re about to discover).
With every passing day our physical and digital lives fuse a little bit more. With every passing day chances improve that the general population reads articles like this one on phones (rather than laptops or desktop computers). With every passing day—whether you’re aware of the change or not—your phone feels like more of an appendage and less of an accessory.
Thanks to the Internet—and the phones that bring it so close to us—a large portion of our lives are actually lived online; connected. The question is: how possible is it for us to disconnect—even if only for a time? Tell me, is disconnecting from your smartphone (for any event other than sleeping) even remotely possible?
Before you answer too quickly, see how many of the following questions you yes to (be honest)…
How To Tell If You’re A Phone Addict
- Has someone in your life ever complained that you spend too much time on your phone?
- Are you on your phone more than 60 times per