The fear of being without your mobile device or being able to use it.
- Constantly checking your phone for notifications or battery level
- Constantly charging your phone
- Possessing mutiple mobile devices
- Panic attacks and anxiety when being away from your phone
- The usage of their phone affects relationships, work, and school
- Known to be loners and have problems maintaining relationships
My Unplugged Diary
Start: 10pm...April 28th, 2015
Stop: 10pm...April 29, 2015
- I hid my phone in my pantry
- I actually finished my reading for English for the first time in about a week
- I went to bed before midnight for the first time in about a month
11:00 pm. - 7:00 am.
- I usually fall asleep listening to music on my phone but I couldn't and I actually fell asleep quicker than usual
- I kept waking up in the middle of the night to check my phone and it wasn't there
- My mom had to wake me up because I didn't have an alarm
- I didn't know Caleb was at my house to pick me up because he normaly texts me
- I didn't have control of the music in the car this morning because I didn't have my phone to connect to the bluetooth
- We couldn't go to Starbucks because I use my phone to pay and a didn't have my debit card because I left it in my phone case
- I couldn't use Sparknotes to help me understand As I Lay Dying and I was really confused about the reading from the other night
- I didn't really have any problems in second period because I could distract myself with the computer
- Lunch was fine but I kept reaching for my phone.
- I can never use my phone in biology anyways so I didn't have a problem in that class
- Seeing everyone on their phone was a struggle, especially because we weren't doing anything in TOK. My hands kept twitching.
- I usually wait in the library for my mom to text me when she's here to pick me up but I had to stand outside and wait for her because we couldn't communicate
- I got to work about 30 minutes early, forgot the homework I was going to work on, and had nothing to do so I started reading the Junior Olympic Code of Points book that we keep in the back
4:00 pm. - 8:00 pm.
- I had work from 4 to 8 and I typically check my phone every chance I get but I kept walking over to the shelf where my phone normally is and it wasn't there. Work went by really slowly.
- I was supposed to be tutoring this girl at 9 and she showed up with her boyfriend who said he had texted me asking if he could have help on his Spanish project too but I never got the message because I didn't have my phone
- I rushed to the pantry at exactly 10 pm and grabbed my phone
I believe that I am definitely a nomophobiac.
- I was originally going to try to go 60 hours without a phone
- Then I decided to try 48 hours
- After trying to get through the first day, I decided I could only make it 24 hours
- I also gave up TV, Netflix, and social media
- I was really anxious throughout the 24 hours I didn't have my phone
- Not watching TV or Netflix before I go to bed was really difficult but I fell asleep a lot earlier than I usually do
- I learned how dependent I was on my phone, not just for leisure but for basic everyday tasks