Never before in history has technology and connectivity shaped the ecosystem of our world. It is the lens through which we view the world. Or, perhaps we should say, the screen through which we see the world.
Things that we consider normal today were considered SciFi less than fifty years ago. The internet was not widely available until the early 90s. Media platforms like Facebook and Instagram were once a novelty. Today, the average person spends 2.5 hours scrolling feeds, watching stories, and liking pictures of their friend’s Unicorn Frappuccino® from Starbucks.
Imagine never having a social media account to manage and never feeling out of the loop because you missed the latest news on Twitter. This is how everyone on the planet functioned less than 20 years ago, but those days feel long gone. Technology has woven itself into the very fabric of our lives. Often, our phones operate more like an appendage than a tool we use. We feel naked without them, get lost when we don’t have them, and turn to them at the first twinge of boredom or awkwardness in a conversation.
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So how do you know if you have become addicted to your smartphone? Take the assessment below to find out.
How did you do? If you filled out the assessment, I’ll be reaching out shortly with your results. Perhaps as you answered these questions, you became increasingly aware that maybe, just maybe, you are addicted to your phone. How should you respond? Well, there are many great resources to help you fight phone addiction. One of my favorites is the Freedom App. It’s a great way to fight distraction and to become less dependent on your phone.
I have also written an article that provides helpful advice for living well in a world saturated by distraction. Check it out.
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 These questions are adapted from a test developed by Dr. David Greenfield | The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction. All Rights Reserved. You can view his test HERE.