Central Texas, Are We Addicted to Our Phones? The Answer Is Yes
Today was not a good day.
We all live and die by our phones, and I'm no exception. I use it to work, relax, keep in touch, and generally have my phone near me 24/7. All afternoon, I kept trying to make a phone call, send a text, or google something, then I remembered what happened.
This morning, I took my phone off the charger, tucked it inside my backpack, and headed to work. Shortly afterwards, I realized that it was missing. I looked in the car, thinking it had somehow slipped out of the bag and went under the seat. No dice.
I sent my husband a Facebook message, asking him if he had seen it. I felt certain I had dropped the phone in the hallway, or possibly in the garage. When he responded that he found it in the driveway (see picture below), and told me I had apparently driven over it, I felt sick. I still can't believe I did that!
The only good news: I have phone insurance, so a new device won't give me 24 months' worth of increased payments on our bill. The deductible cost still wasn't in the budget this month!
Phone Addiction Statistics
Phone addiction is a real thing. There are even articles giving advice on how to stay off your phone while you're at work!
According to reviews.org, 47% of people consider themselves 'addicted' to their phones. On average, we check our phones every four minutes. We really spend a lot of time with our cellular devices! 53% of Americans say that they have never gone longer than 24 hours without their cell phone.
Maybe we should all take a break and disconnect for a little while. Just don't run over your phone in the driveway!
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