Is it possible to be addicted to your phone? Yes. Some experts say that you can be just as addicted to your phone as you can to drugs, or chocolate. And think about it; how challenging is it to NOT want to reach for that phone while at dinner if you hear it buzz on the table? But according to a new study, constantly checking your phone can lead to long term negative effects.
‘Psychologists have found people who constantly check their devices through the day are more impatient and seek instant gratification rather than being willing to wait for greater rewards. Their impulsiveness also causes them to see rewards in the future as less valuable, even if in fact they stand to benefit more.
Mobile technology habits, such as frequent checking, seem to be driven most strongly by uncontrolled impulses and not by the desire to pursue rewards.’
See more on the study HERE