4 REASONS YOU CAN’T SWITCH OFF BECAUSE OF YOUR PHONE

For many of us, our first thought in the morning is to wake up and immediately check our phones for messages, the latest on social media, or maybe even the news. There’s an increasing trend of reliance upon our smartphones, especially among Millennials (people that reached young adulthood around the year 2000).  Let’s be honest, most of us sleep with our phones next us to us in bed, as if it will go missing somewhere in the night. Its crazy to think of the amount of people who have to have their phone will them 24/7. Here below are some of the main reasons why our smartphones are the reason to why we can’t switch off.
No 1.
We feel like we’re missing out on something
It’s a constant panic when you can’t get to your phone enough to know that you aren’t missing out on something. It can be as simple as a funny text in a group message, the latest celeb gossip and trends – we are all guilty. We simply cannot ignore our devices.
No. 2
We always need to be one step ahead
Many believe that to be ahead of the game is to be the greatest success. Some of us feel that buying the latest gadget, finding a new and upcoming artist or for us girls’, getting the best make up products, is something to stand by and feel proud of. But at the end of the day, everyone else will eventually catch up with you and you won’t feel you’ve succeeded anymore. Trying to be ahead of the game is tiring and stressful, and it’s best to just take a step back.
No 3.
Boredom
How many of us reach for our phone within the first minute of being bored? I would say most! When we can’t find anything else to keep us occupied or be creative with, we sit and spend valuable time flicking through social media. Our boredom leads to overthinking, which leads to more unnecessary stress. When you’re next bored, try reading or being active, you’ll see it passes much more time and makes you feel positive.
No 4.
It’s our friend
This may sound silly, but how can your phone not be a friend when you enjoy its company and you’re always with it. We rely on our phones so much that it’s our primary source for information and comfort. In a Forbes study, 3 out of 5 people admitted they spend more time on their computer than with their friends and family – you don’t want that being you! More and more of us are opting for screen time over spending time with others, try putting your phone done next time, you’ll see how much it helps.
What triggers you to pick your phone up the most? Comment below.
Thanks for reading,

Megan 
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  • Love this post so much. I could really put down my phone for more than a few hours, social media can be so addicting (esp when being a blogger).

    xo Tiffany | tiffanymay.org

  • Thank you Tiffany! I agree that social media has become even more addictive since blogging X

  • This post is just so, so accurate and true. I do love my phone, for many of the reasons you listed above, it keeps me connected and entertained, but sometimes I definitely feel the need to chuck it aside and disconnect it for a bit haha. Messages from friends trigger me to pick up my phone the most! 🙂

    This sounds like SUCH a lovely weekend! I so want to do a panic room experience with my friends, congrats to you guys for finishing so quickly! I am such an instant replay person as well 🙂 I also have such a thing for carbs, good bread is just the yummiest! Love that photo of all the different plates and glasses on the table – you can just imagine the fun! I was just talking to my work friend about the Martian today, I am yet to see it but really want to now 🙂

    Raashi
    http://raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

  • I always feel as though I may be missing out on something, that's why I check

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  • I see that you were already nominated for the Liebster award, but I love your blog so much that I also nominated you!

    xo Tiffany | http://www.tiffanymay.org/2015/10/liebster-award-part-two.html

  • I totally feel that way to, I get to point where I just need to put it down!

  • I think it's a massive thing to think we're missing something. It's just an instinct nowadays to check instead of talk to people around you!

  • Thank you so much Tiffany! I love the post you've done 🙂 X

  • Great post, this is so true!

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  • Thanks Carina! 🙂

  • I enjoyed that post. I used to turn the wifi off at night which helped keep everyone away from their phones – but my family rebelled! nicola http://islingtonfacesblog.com

  • That's not a bad idea, but I can imagine. If mine got turned off I think I would have to rebel to!