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Phone Fatigue

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“Nomophobia” or “no mobile phone phobia” is described as an overwhelming fear of not having access to a working cell phone. Symptoms are constantly checking for messages or notifications, phone use in inappropriate situations, and anxiety if no cell service is available. Not a scientific term but consider that on average, Americans check their phone 344 times per day and touch their phone 2,617 times per day.

  • Turn off unnecessary notifications
  • Identify triggers that compel you to reach for your phone
  • Gradually reduce time spent on mindless phone use
  • Connect with people in person instead of online

Security pro tip – Keep your phone, software and applications updated, and use a strong passcode to secure your device.

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