Overcoming Smartphone Addiction with These Self-Help Tips from Experts

By Jacques Strauss, | June 29, 2017

The Jelly smartphone has an overall dimension of 3.6" by 1.7" including the bezels of the phone. It costs $69.  (YouTube)

The Jelly smartphone has an overall dimension of 3.6" by 1.7" including the bezels of the phone. It costs $69. (YouTube)

It cannot be denied that technology is overtaking our daily lives and routines. A testament to such claim is the highly prevalent smartphone addiction.

According to statistical data, 40 percent of people are being affected by "Nomophobia," which is basically the fear of not having their smartphone with them. While others remain to be addicted to such device, there are a few who wants to break free from compulsive smartphone use.

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The addiction to smartphone encompasses a variety of impulse-control problems, which includes the aspect of a virtual relationship, online compulsion, and information overload. And for that matter, some individuals would like to be free from such enslavement.

Seeing that, experts offered some self-help tips for smartphone addiction. It has been highly advised by them that one should recognize the triggering factors that would make a person reach for their mobile device.

There are many factors to be considered, but the most common reasons behind would be boredom and sheer curiosity and the want to express oneself. By knowing the roots of the problem, a person may address it from its very core and find alternatives remedy the cause of addiction.

Another response to consider is to strengthen your support network. Similar to other forms of addiction, overcoming smartphone addiction may also require the help and support of your family and friends. Try to join a support group, for it will surely help in overcoming the social awkwardness, plus it will be a perfect avenue to meet new friends.

Additionally, you should be able to identify the difference between interacting in-person and online. By means of the social support group, try to make contact with others in person, without relying much on your device.

Lastly, you should try to modify your smartphone use. Use it moderately and when necessary. This will surely help you overcome the addiction while cutting back your smartphone use to a much healthier level.

Watch here below signs and symptoms of smartphone addiction:

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