Today, mobile phone use is highly widespread. From a very young age, children are already starting to use it, and sometimes when adolescents and adults may suffer from what is known as nomaphobia.
Nomaphobia is the irrational fear of leaving home without a mobile phone. This addiction is more common in younger people.
This addiction to the mobile phone and the fear of leaving home without it can be a cause of stress and anxiety, which can manifest itself when the phone’s battery runs out, breaks down or it cannot be used for some other reason.
As mobile phone use is very widespread and it is rare to find someone who leaves home without it or who has no possibility of using it, it is sometimes difficult to detect cases of mobile phone addiction and nomophobia.
In order to try to overcome nomophobia, these recommendations can be useful, especially in the summer months when it can be increased.
The first thing to do is to be aware of the need for effective rest during the holidays and go over those calls, messages or applications that contribute to increase stress and make it impossible to disconnect. Disable all others and, if you can’t do without them, disable notifications for those apps.
Once this has been done, it is important to leave the phone at home when you go to do some activity, especially in the summer, when you go to the beach or swimming pool. This way, you will be able to enjoy more time with family or friends.
It is also advisable to establish a series of hours of operation and switching on the devices, trying to ensure that the schedule is never just before going to sleep. Thus, you can turn on and, for half an hour, check calls and answer messages.
At bedtime, the use of technological devices can cause insomnia. This way, you don’t have to spend time before going to sleep to look at your mobile or tablet, as it hinders your rest. One tip is to leave it in another room and use a manual alarm clock as an alarm, some of them are rally cool!