For many of us, our mobile phones have become an indispensable part of our daily routines. Often, our phones are the first thing we look at when we wake up, the last thing we look at before we go to sleep and our top go-to for entertainment whenever there we encounter the briefest of downtime during the course of the day. They are the ideal device for entertainment and productivity on the run, and it is amazing just how much we rely on a device that most of us didn’t think we needed 15 years ago.
Try leaving your phone at home when you go out and see how you feel. More than likely, you’ll have some degree of anxiety from being separated from it. According to our friends at WhoisHostingThis, in the infographic below, 73% of us would panic in such a scenario. In fact, the condition is so prevalent these days, that the fear of being away from your mobile phone actually has its own name now: Nomophobia.
In addition to introducing us to Nomophobia, this infographic also illustrates the physical and mental issues that arise from our mobile obsession. There are also a few helpful tips at the end for how to combat Nomophobia. Personally, I would have a tough time doing most of what they suggest unless tablets were exempted from the rules. How many of these corrective measures would you really be able to accomplish on a regular basis??? Leave a comment and share your thoughts on Nomophobia.
Photo by William Hook