“Addictions are nothing but our repeatedly indulged bad habits.”
All of us have some bad habits and most of us have few addictions. Addictions are nothing but our repeatedly indulged bad habits. There are different kinds of addictions, some of them more serious and ought to be feared. While some others though less threatening to physical well-being but none the less damaging and regressing.
I have many bad habits and the likes of which will be discussed in another post of this series. I also happen to have a few addictions which fall in the latter category mentioned in the above paragraph, that is the less serious one.
To begin with, I am addicted to this phone in which I am typing this journal right now.
I am always doing something with the phone, it will end up on my palms for most of the waking hours of my day.
Sometimes it’s productive also. For instance, 90% of the blogging activities including writing posts and editing pictures are done on the phone. Other times it’s to attend to the notifications and social media.
Social media is very tiring and addicting in itself, it adds to the hours with the phone that I don’t even have! And then there is youtube; and never ending list of interesting blogs/ websites to read; memes to laugh at. The funtivities never ends in the world of this phone.
Can you blame me for getting addicted to this wondrous, most fascinating device smartly called smartphone. I am guilty of this addiction which has taken an ugly turn.
I can’t sit idly and not think about using the phone for even two minutes. All the extra time I spend on the phone I could go out and smell some flowers or do something engaging with real people who are not hand held devices.
I am also starting to have difficulty falling asleep and I blame the phone for it. I am beginning to feel I have slowly started to become more indifferent and absentminded lately than ever before.
Although a minor addiction to something small like your phone is not acute or intense but it certainly is not a thing to be encouraged. It comes with its drawbacks (evil genius) after all.
An addiction is an addiction and too much of anything is always bad. Nothing over cooked ever tastes good!
I have been trying to fight this less intense addiction of mine and have been unsuccessful so far.
But I haven’t given up yet. I have cut down a few hours by keeping my head and rest of me busy doing chores and other physically doable works! So far I have rearranged my room and the organizing part is still going on. I have a lot of cleaning around the house to do, I’m hoping that will help with the cause as well.
I am positive, that my hands will soon learn to exist for longer than a few minutes without feeling the need to fill it’s gap with a cellphone.
‘Heartache Journal’ is a series where each month I share some thoughts close to my heart in a journal style of post.
Any advice or suggestions to counter attack this kind of minor addictions?
💬 Do share, if you too have an addiction to your phone like me?