Nomophobia

Nomophobia: how to stop looking at your mobile so much?

The mobile phone has become an almost inseparable electronic device, which performs functions similar to a computer, but in our pocket, in addition to calling – a function that some of us forgot was the main one years ago – having the email, WhatsApp, within the reach of a click, social networks and other applications for leisure or work Nomophobia.

In fact, this phenomenon can end up leading, in the most serious cases, to the need to go to therapies.

Here are some tips to avoid this dependence on mobile:

Put the mobile in “aeroplane” mode or in “do not disturb”

A very good way to disconnect, even if you carry your phone with you, is to put it in “aeroplane” mode. This way you will not receive any calls or messages, in addition to saving a lot of battery. This can be a good trick to get used to carrying your mobile with you, but not constantly looking at it by not hearing the arrival of any notification.

Another option is to put your device in “do not disturb” mode. With this configuration you will not receive notifications or calls either, but if you take out the phone to look at it, everything that has arrived will appear. In addition, the “do not disturb” mode can be programmed and decide the time you want it to activate.

The mobile, the further the better

If you are a person who needs to look at the mobile at all times, even if no notification has arrived, the best thing you can do is not carry it with you. Tip: leave it at home, in the car, in the desk drawer, give it to someone to keep it for you … Of course, you will need a lot of willpower to do this.

Do not use your mobile during meals

It is very common to eat while looking at your mobile. Be aware of him to see if they call us, send us a message on WhatsApp, comments on Facebook … This Nomophobia behaviour, in addition to not letting you enjoy the food, is a lack of respect towards the other people with whom you share the table.

Put it aside! You will discover that you can enjoy a good time with your family, friends, partner. To avoid looking at the phone while eating or dining, put it in silence and leave it away from you, so you will be safe from notifications.

Respect your friends

Being with a friend who can’t stop looking at his cell phone is a real bummer. If you want to be on the phone all the time, better stay at home. Also, if you have your friend in front of you to talk to, why are you talking to others on your mobile Nomophobia?

To remedy these situations, you could include a rule in your group: leave all mobile phones, in silence, in the same place and do not look at it under any circumstances (except if you receive an urgent call, in that case, we will let you answer). There are restaurants with a basket in the middle of the table where you can leave all the diners’ mobiles. The first to pick up their mobile pays… Do you dare to try?