Does the “ding” of your phone have you dropping whatever you’re doing to see who “liked” your latest Facebook status? Are you answering work emails before rubbing the sleep from your eyes? Does a low battery icon leave you quivering in fear? You, my friend, are likely suffering from nomophobia.
Nomophobia is the fear of being without your smartphone, or more simply smartphone addiction, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down, regardless of age. And the implications are real.
We’re social creatures who thrive on real human interaction. That’s something a smartphone just can’t replicate. In this episode of Ancient Medicine Today, I share my tips to go tech-free and the benefits of unplugging.