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Do you have the same problem....

Anxiously scrolling and browsing apps on your phone unable to focus on anything though. A psych would have a name for this.....I forget. Like I just want to relax and pay attention to a show or something. But I keep picking my phone up.
gdon39 · 41-45, M
I have that problem. However, I have come up with a solution.

Let your battery run down when you know you will be having free time later in the day. Get yourself the absolute shortest possible charging cable and set a personal goal to only use the charger in a room that is extremely inconvenient for you to use the phone when needing charged.

It takes quite a while to relinquish the addiction of your phone and your life. Once you do, it is liberating.
Addiction? Understimulation?
I have a problem to stay focused on a tutorial if they start doing things I already know how to do or ramble about something uninteresting for too long and I automatically zone out and jump off the tab on SW or any other social media site.
@CrazyMusicLover a little ADD haha
WaryWitchWandering · 31-35, F
Sometimes I do that even picking a show… like I can’t just be content with a choice.

I think I may have adhd haha

But I also have crazy anxiety at times

Is the phone a source of comfort maybe? Or is it more about stimulation?
Classified · M
Not really, but a lack of focus and aimlessly scrolling sound familiar 😅
@Classified ok well that's what I'm trying to say pretty much here
Classified · M
@Iusedtobehereallthetime Only without the anxiety for me.

I only just now noticed you being back.
Gaiia · F
I do that too but maybe its that need to do something else at the same time, kinda like multitasking
Icedsky · 46-50, M
Usually I'll be doing that while Im at work. Random distraction available.
496sbc · 36-40, M
I do this a tinny bit. But its kinda like when u get a phone u wana play with it. And over time ur internal psyche says play with the phone as if it's called out to u. So u pick it up and do so. They only way it would help u cut down on this is if ur phone broke or the battery died and u had no way to charge it.
Teslin · M
tk9999 · 41-45, M
Yeet your phone somewhere
tk9999 · 41-45, M
@HootyTheNightOwl It’s a metaphor for her phone
@tk9999 for real I should. Good idea. Instead of putting it right within reach as usual
tk9999 · 41-45, M
@Iusedtobehereallthetime Yes, find the nearest cliff with African savannah animals below it and have a yeet.

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