High time to quit your phone addiction

What is phone addiction and it’s effects?

If you are not aware of the term already, high chances this is you. Not necessary we are only referring to your phone, it could be any gadget you are absorbing the highest screen time in maybe without even realizing, probably to an extent that it is affecting your personal relationships. Phone addition refers to when you are so engrossed in your gadget, maybe while playing video games or watching a movie, swiping on the screen that you tend to forget the real-world agenda. Maybe you constantly fiddle with
your phone, check for messages or calls without even releasing, even if it’s not a compulsion, bad news for you- you have already an addiction to your phone.

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And if you don’t change your behavior towards your gadgets now it may worsen the problem. Research says that such addiction may lead to more virtual relationships than real-world bonding. Today, with the advent of social networking platforms, everyone’s psych to build online relationships. But with everything comes the weightage of losing something. Constantly surfing through the web, playing video games and exposure to the screen may lead to overexposure to information. You may begin to forget things you’d have remembered otherwise. In worse circumstances, overuse of internet pornography, sexting, and adult messaging services may start to create a negative effect on your real-world relationships and lead to cybersex addiction. It may even lead to a feeling of loneliness and depression if not taken seriously.

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How to find out if you are an addict?

The latest Goggle trends show that “cell phone addiction” has been one of the highest Goggle searches for the past five years. This unadulterated and extraordinary phone addiction has given rise to many scientific terms such as nomophobia (the fear of going out without taking your phone), phantom vibrations (the fear of your phone vibrating or ringing when in reality it really isn’t), and textaphrenia (the fear of being unable to send or receive messages to people). If you are really wondering if you are an addict or not, try doing the following things:

  • When you don’t really need your phone, keep it away and try and keep a track of how much time you have been without it.
  • You are facing difficulty in sleeping. You wake up multiple times in between your sleep cycle to check your phone.
  • Check if you’re losing your control over your behavior. As soon as see someone is ‘typing..’ on the screen or when you are not being able to reply to anyone because of network issues, do you feel hyped up or you panic?
  • Your phone use interfering with your schoolwork and even other things. You are not being able to focus on your studies as feel the urge to go through your gadget
  • You are you having trouble limiting your phone use. Maybe you are feeling you don’t have anything else to do so shuffle through your phone again even if there’s no notification.
  • Do you have a feeling of irritability as you are not being able to touch your gadgets even though you really want to? Most probably, you are looking for a reason so that you get to use your phone.
  • Even if you have managed to avoid your gadgets for quite some time, maybe a day or a week, you are back to your previous behavior.

If you’ve been through any one or multiple of the above-mentioned situations, it is actually a high time you work towards some stifling changes. Most of the phone apps are designed in a way that makes you go back to it time and time again, like by the use of features like “Likes” and “Comments”. Thus, you get into a habit of overusing it without even realizing it.

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Phone addiction: a negative impact

This phone addiction doesn’t live as easily as it adjoins. Small issues like difficulty in sleep or not being able to do your homework can be overridden by worse situations where you feel you are in a situation of an increased burden of stress and anxiety. The constant exposure to the screen light and texting and replying can overwhelm your brain in a way that you may develop attention deficiency disorder (ADD). Sometimes, the trauma even
leads to health concerns like heart attacks and loss of consciousness.

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Spending a lot of time on the phone means you are neglecting your face-to-face relationships and you’re more concerned about the virtual reality. This concern may turn to a behavioral change of narcissism that people use to forecast a false yet likely image in social media. It is impossible to stop the use of gadgets wholly, but it is important to limits its use so that it doesn’t indicate adverse effects.

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The story of Nike : Aspiring Future

11 seconds. The set clock is tuned, stopwatches intact, gearing up for yet another excruciating race. Marking their posture they stare at the finish line exactly 100 metres apart. Drops of sweat forming, adrenaline pumping inside the blood vessels, they have worked tremendously hard for this moment. It defines who they are and will be ultimatum for whoever finishes first. 

Ticking up, the crowd is all silent, witnessing yet another piece of mastery and dedication the homo sapiens have endured to reach to this level. On track are the fastest men in the world. To compete in a few moments elapsing to be declared as the best in the world. 

The time appears to slow for the athletes. Memories of their early morning runs, those bad injury days, the loved ones who believed in them keeps arising. This is all, for this moment they dedicated their whole lives. 10 seconds. 100 metres. Compulsion, tension can be clearly seen through the faces.

A shot is fired. And they sparkle to action. What they know the best. 

People tend to miss this fact that one of the most difficult and yet the patient work is of an athlete. The aggregate of self discipline, determination, is far more than any life sphere. 

And some did felt the need to supervision and protect this spirit of athleticism. One of the companies who guarded and boosted this spirit, as we all know is Nike. 

Nike aspires. Nike drives. Just do it. Not tomorrow, but at present to unleash your potential. That has always been the uniqueness about Nike and their co founders, Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman. 

Both of them being athletes and Bowerman being of the best coaches America has ever witnessed felt that athletes are not been taken seriously. 

In 1962 Phil had just completed his graduation as an MBA from Stanford. Being an athlete himself Knight wasn’t sure what he was going to pursue as a career. 

There were options to work as an investment advisor for Dean Witter or a head salesmen but that didn’t aspire Knight. 

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