Phone dependency – Do you have it?

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Did you know your phone addiction could be classified as a mental illness?

This morning we talked about phone dependency and a study conducted by Daniel Kruger, a scientist at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. According to Kruger, extreme dependency can create “phantom phone alerts” which is when an individual thinks their phone is buzzing, but it’s not. The study found that this is a sign of addiction and a mental illness.

Phone dependency has also been linked to other mental illnesses, depression, anxiety, weight gain, feelings of isolation, damage relationships and more.

To read the full article, click HERE.

However, there is hope! You can “unplug” from your device starting right now!  The Huffington Post gives us many ways we can take a step back from our cell phones and be present in the world around us.

Read the full article HERE!

 

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