How to avoid becoming addicted to mobile?

We offer some tips for your mobile phone and do not become addicted to this.

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If you are people who wake up in the middle of the night to check if it has come a message on his cell phone, if you feel a great fear that your mobile is to download, if not separated from him or even to go the bathroom and if it falls into a terrible anxiety unable to answer a call or answer a message immediately, be very careful: you may be beginning to experience symptoms of “nomofobia” which noes more than the fear of forgetting your phone and to be disconnected.

So she has been baptized in the internet (for a variation of non-mobile phobia) and although the medical community still does not recognize it as a real affliction, does accept the fact that the abuse of communication technologies can develop obsessive behaviors or even , in many cases even addictive.

What to do?

The first step is that you as a user to know that these problems exist today and it are also important to know that you can also do something about it. The experts’ recommendations are based on creating “cell-free” spaces. They suggest, for example, turn off the cell at night and keep it near our bed. Make or receive calls after 9 pm, it could be restricted by clear own decision this only applies if it were emergencies.

Test yourself: depends on your phone?

University of Iowa recently in the United States created this test to identify how a person can be addicted to your phone. Each statement confers a number from 1 to 10, with 1 being strongly disagree and 10 maximum agreements. At the end add up your results.

1. No internet access from your cell phone makes it uncomfortable.

2. It is annoying when you want to search information on your phone and can not do.

3. Irritating if you can not see the news on his cell phone.

4. Bothered unable to access an application just at the time that you want.

5. Le fearful of running out of battery.

6. You afraid of running out of data.

7. Find ways is steady connect your phone to the network.

8. Expresses concern being left alone without cell.

9. Constantly asks if you have notifications on your ‘smartphone’.

10. Feel anxiety of not being able to communicate not having the cell at hand.


If you scored between 20 and 30 points, you give normal use your phone.

If you scored between 60 and 100 points, you may be having symptoms of addiction.

If you added more than 100 points, it is very likely that you suffer “nomofobia”.

The author is an expert on occupational training and a prolific writer who writes extensively on Business, technology, and education. He can be contacted for professional advice in matters related with occupation and training on his blog Communal Business and Your Business Magazine.