7 signs that tell you are highly addicted to your phone

How many of us can date back the time when there were no cellular phones present at all? Well, not many of us, and those who… Melisa Silver - March 6, 2016

How many of us can date back the time when there were no cellular phones present at all? Well, not many of us, and those who are able to can relate the mental peace that persisted in that era. This blog post is certainly not against the invention of cell phones. Instead, the post is pointing out towards the negative approach of the modern era towards the use of this resourcefulness.

One does not need to mention the uses of wireless telephones and its contributions in cutting short the distances. It would be quite enough to say that we cannot image our lives without the cellular phones. However, we might not be paying attention towards the growing addiction in our minds, and the affinity we have developed for this innovative electronic device.

We insist you to evaluate yourself. Try putting down your phone and not looking at it back for at least 5 hours. How long do you think you can carry on? How many times have the thought of looking at your phone has popped-up in your mind?

Read out the following post to find out about the seven signs which might be an indication that you are developing cell phone addiction.


  1. Are you anxious without your phone?

How do you feel when you haven’t checked your phone for over an hour or more? Do you feel anxious? Do you feel helpless? Do you consider that taking your phone in your hand will immediately relieve these symptoms, and it really happens so? Well if there is a yes to all these questions, and that you face anxiety without your phone, you must be probably quite addicted to checking the notifications.


2. Sleeplessness:

Does your phone keeps your mind diverted from sleep even after a hectic day? When after working your mind and body off for eight long hours, you go towards your bed, lie in there comfortably, and suddenly the thought of checking your phone pops-up in your mind. How often does this happen?

You try to sleep but you cannot help yourself put away your phone. If these incidents happen quite a lot, then you are much addicted to your cell phone.

Documenting life in 2010.
Documenting life in 2010.

3. Distraction from social gatherings:

A good friend is the best therapy. We often happen to forget our problems and worries when we talk to our friend who shares the same level of understanding, isn’t it so? A hang out with a bunch of friends keeps our minds frenzied from all objects and all we know is that we are surrounded by some people whom we want to have endless fun with.

However, even during those times, how often do you think your cell phone summons your attention? How much do you use your phone when you are with your best buddy? Many of us would answer positively to these queries, which means that most individuals have unknowingly developed cell phone addiction.


4. A solution for solitude?

What do you do when you are free and alone? Do you sing, hum, take a nap, read a book, or watch your favorite show? Do you go out to the park for a walk or to carry out some stretch exercise? What activity do you perform when you are out somewhere waiting for someone? Just sit and stare at the ground or think of endless themes?

All that you do during your lonely times matters a lot, since it defines what actually resides in your mind for most of the time. Well, again, many of us would probably go back to the world of our mobile phones to overcome the loneliness during all the situations mentioned above, isn’t it so?


5. Is your cell phone your anti-depressant?

We all go through certain slumping times of our lives. An important point to mention here is, what do we do to overcome such demotivating times apart from resolving them? Do we exercise to clear away the stress? Or do we perform our hobbies to keep our minds diverted from the strain of the sagging situation?

How much is our cell phone use during this period of our lives? According to a research, many teenagers increase their cell phone use during the depressive phase of their lives, which highly reflects the addiction part related to this revolutionary device.


6. Use your cell phone battery as a scale:

Can you keep a check on how many times does your cell phone needs charging in a day? This could be the best and the simplest way to determine the level of your mobile phone addiction. Despite of the fact that smart phones cause a lot of battery drainage, however, charging such phones for three or more times a day remarks high amount of use of the device. Many of us are so obsessed with cell phone usage that we might even work on it until it’s battery sign has reached its lowest range possible and shall continue using it even when it is charging.


7. You fear losing your phone all the time:

Keeping aside the fact that mobile phones are too expensive to lose, a person who might have a fear in his mind for most of the time that he would have left his phone at some place and tends to reach his pocket every minute for his satisfaction, cannot be considered as following a normal habit. If you are such a person, it means that your cell phone has occupied much of your consciousness, so much so that you remain anxious throughout the day about losing your phone.