Today, most people (even older generations) have replaced their home phone with cell phones. Not only do modern cell phones give us the ability to communicate with friends and family anywhere, but with apps and other features smartphones offer, we are able to take photos, listen to music, check the weather, Google anything we want, play games, scroll social media, and so much more. While cell phones have significantly enhanced our lives in many ways, it seems as if people are becoming more and more addicted to their cell phones. How do you know if you are addicted to your phone? If you are guilty of these five signs, you may need an intervention.

You Get Anxious Just Thinking About Not Having Your Phone

Can you go to the bathroom without your cell phone? Can you leave the house without your phone? Does just the thought of going somewhere without your phone make you anxious? You may suffer from Nomophobia — the fear of being out of cell phone contact. This is a big sign that you may be addicted to your phone.

You Are On Your Phone When You Are With Your Friends Or Family

How do you fill your time spent with your friends and family? Do you sit with with your friends scrolling social media? Do you spend dinner with your phone instead of your family? If you are always on your phone instead of interacting with who you are around when you are in social situations you may be addicted to your phone.

You Text While Driving

Can you drive from point A to point B without checking your phone? Do you HAVE to check your phone at every stop light, or worse, do you text while you are driving? If putting your life (and others) in danger is worth checking your phone, you may be addicted to your phone.

You Are Constantly Checking Your Phone

Can you stand still without checking your phone? Does checking your phone interrupt your work day or other activities? Are you constantly wondering if someone has texted you or messaged you on social media? If you spend your day constantly checking for messages or social media updates, you may be addicted to your phone.   

You Go To Sleep And Wake Up Looking At Your Phone

What’s the last thing you look at before you fall asleep and the first thing you wake up to? Your phone? If you can’t fall asleep or wake up in the morning without checking your phone first, you may be addicted to your phone.

At Jay Reece Prepaid in Hagerstown, we understand that your phone is important to you — and you may even be obsessed, which is why our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Boost Mobile by Jay Reece Prepaid is readily available to help you with any of your cell phone or service plan needs. Whether you need a cell phone repair, a prepaid or no-contract cell phone plan, or some new cell phone accessories, we’ve got you covered. Learn more about our services today.