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A Step-by-step Guide to Stop Your Endless, Useless and Anxiety-Inducing Checking, Swiping, and Liking
Smartphone technology has fundamentally changed the ways humans live, work, and communicate. But being always connected has trained people to constantly check in and instantly respond to messages. Even worse, many smartphone apps are specifically designed to prey on users' addictive impulses through the use of compulsion loops that work like slot machines, rewarding one with dopamine surges in the brain each time a notification or like pops up.
The result is the recognized disorder of phone addiction, which is closely related to gambling addiction and substance abuse. Its consequences include stress, anxiety, intimacy issues, and more. This interactive workbook, written by an expert counselor and psychotherapist, offers a guide to understanding addictive behavior, its effects on you and your loved ones, and the steps to curtail use and make more time for yourself.
Limiting smartphone use is much easier said than done. Luckily, this helpful workbook offers exercises and activities for creating healthy relationships with all devices.
Stop scrolling and start living Build healthier relationships between you, your smartphone and all your devices, including tips to reduce social media obsession, notification anxiety and other unhealthy habits.
Your smartphone is a powerful device that has fundamentally changed your life--no doubt improving it in many ways. And while you don't need to give up your smartphone completely, if your day to day is filled with endless, anxiety-inducing checking, swiping and liking, then you need this helpful, step-by-step workbook to take back control of your life.
Phone addiction is similar to gambling addiction and substance abuse. Its consequences include stress, depression, insomnia, intimacy issues and more. Written by an experienced psychotherapist, couples therapist and former telecommunications industry insider, The Phone Addiction Workbook's program offers the blueprint for understanding addictive behavior and how it controls you. Weekly charts, practical tips and interactive activities help you stop unhealthy behavior and make lasting change.