Experts fear that our digital interactions and connections will eventually surpass our face-to-face meetings with friends and colleagues.
Signs that prove you're addicted to your smartphone
Your phone is on 24/7 (40% of phone owners never turn their device off)
You check your phone when you wake up in the night
You do internet-based tasks on your phone while sat at the computer
You play on your phone in areas of low or no-signal like the London underground
You send texts while walking down the street
You get anxious when there's a text that needs to be answered
You feel compelled to make calls in quiet places
You make personal calls on your mobile at work
You use your phone in the toilet or bathroom
You use your phone to avoid seeing someone face-to-face
You shun the television and radio in favour of your phone
How to beat your smartphone addiction
Turn it off: Try and power-off your device at night and during evening meals so you can focus on family, friends and yourself.
Keep it hidden: When you're on the bus, tube or train try and keep your phone in your bag and read a book or magazine instead. Showing off your gadgets in public can be an invitation to thieves, so be aware of your phone usage in public.
Make your bedroom a phone-free zone and delete unnecessary apps like Facebook and Twitter
Use a traditional diary rather than the diary function on your phone: Don't rely on your phone to organise your life, you can do that by yourself.
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