Are you suffering from a mobile addiction? If you answered “yes” to any of the following questions, mostly likely you are:
- Do you sleep with your mobile device in arms reach?
- Do you check your phone every 30 minutes?
- How about every 10?
- Do you panic when you leave your phone behind?
- Does the thought of being without your mobile device make you nervous?
A recent poll done by Time Magazine confirms that most of us do indeed have an addiction to our mobile devices. The study states that 1 in 4 people check their mobile devices every 30 minutes, and 1 in 5 check it every 10 minutes. In addition, three-quarters of those in their late 20s sleep with their mobile devices beside them.
As written by Nancy Gibbs in Time Magazine:
“A third of respondents admitted that being without their mobile for even short periods leaves them feeling anxious. It is a form of sustenance, that constant feed of news and notes and nonsense, to the point that twice as many people would pick their phone over their lunch if forced to choose.”
What are your thoughts on Time’s study, and how has technology changed your life? Share your thoughts in the comments section.