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Cellphone habits that might be anxiety

Published on Nov 16, 2023 02:28 PM IST
  • From avoiding calls to excessive scrolling, here are a few cellphone habits that can be anxiety.
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Sometimes we use our cellphones to create a barrier between us and other people – contrary to what cellphones should be used for. While cellphones are important, we should ensure to not end up using them in ways that are harmful for us. "If you find that you’re using your phone in unhealthy ways, or your phone habits are causing you anxiety, try not to judge or criticise yourself. Let it be a sign that you need to set some healthy boundaries with your phone and learn some healthier coping skills to deal with your anxiety," wrote Therapist Carrie Howard. Here are a few cellphone habits that can be anxiety.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 16, 2023 02:28 PM IST

Sometimes we use our cellphones to create a barrier between us and other people – contrary to what cellphones should be used for. While cellphones are important, we should ensure to not end up using them in ways that are harmful for us. "If you find that you’re using your phone in unhealthy ways, or your phone habits are causing you anxiety, try not to judge or criticise yourself. Let it be a sign that you need to set some healthy boundaries with your phone and learn some healthier coping skills to deal with your anxiety," wrote Therapist Carrie Howard. Here are a few cellphone habits that can be anxiety.(Unsplash)

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We often avoid making or responding to calls – this can happen from the sudden anxiety of having to deal with others. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 16, 2023 02:28 PM IST

We often avoid making or responding to calls – this can happen from the sudden anxiety of having to deal with others. (Unsplash)

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In order to avoid our immediate surroundings, we pretend to be busy on the phone. This is an unhealthy mechanism to not socialise. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 16, 2023 02:28 PM IST

In order to avoid our immediate surroundings, we pretend to be busy on the phone. This is an unhealthy mechanism to not socialise. (Unsplash)

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Often, we avoid our immediate reality and use cellphones as an escape through excessive scrolling. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 16, 2023 02:28 PM IST

Often, we avoid our immediate reality and use cellphones as an escape through excessive scrolling. (Unsplash)

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Constantly checking notifications and having the urge to be on social media 24x7 as we feel that we may miss out on things. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 16, 2023 02:28 PM IST

Constantly checking notifications and having the urge to be on social media 24x7 as we feel that we may miss out on things. (Unsplash)

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Feeling the urgent need to respond to messages right away or using Google to answer our worries all the time are signs of anxiety.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 16, 2023 02:28 PM IST

Feeling the urgent need to respond to messages right away or using Google to answer our worries all the time are signs of anxiety.(Unsplash)

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