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I’m an addict.

Monty by Monty
June 25th, 2013

My name is Monty and I’m a phoneaholic. I am a certified mobile addict.  On dictionary.com, an addiction is described as “the state of being enslaved to a habit”. Crap, it’s official. I am 100% a slave to a gadget.

I have my iphone on me, or within arms reach ALL of the time. I nurse that baby more often than the actual real life baby I gave birth to.

When I wake  up in the morning it’s the first thing I reach for. Bugger kissing my baby daddy good morning, there has been a whole night of twitter updates I need to check, stat.

Every night in bed, my boyfriend and I lay next to each other fiddling with our phones. Refreshing facebook or checking emails. It doesnt make for stimulating foreplay let me tell you.

To be honest I’m driving myself nuts with my mobile addiction. It’s fair to say if my phone is in my hand nothing else grabs my attention. Often when I’m feeding my little boy breakfast, I will have his weeties in one hand and my phone in the other. I don’t want to look back and regret my time with him because I was too interested in what Ryan Secrest had just tweeted.

The fabulous Sam Lane is extremely disciplined with her mobile. (Sam is chatting about her phone on the below video) I’m completely in awe of her relationship with her little communicator. Being a super busy sports Journo, her phone is a much needed part of her job. So, in order to keep balance in her life she turns her phone completely OFF one full day of the week. ONE FULL DAY!!

Not only is she out of mobile reach for 24 hours every week, she has a rule of ‘no phones in the bedroom’. A good old-fashioned alarm clock is on her bedside table and instead of refreshing her social media pages before slumber, she reads books. WOW.

I really love that she does this. And she doesn’t even think twice about it. This isn’t even hard for Sam. What is hard for her is being enslaved to her phone, so it’s fair to say she ain’t a phoneaholic. Good God I envy her.

I know it’s going to take time and commitment on my behalf, but it’s time for me to make changes with my mobile usage.

I sometimes look at my phone and loath it, especially when I check it and NOTHING has changed since I last looked.

I obviously can’t go cold turkey on my phone but I plan on making little changes to decrease my dependency. Maybe little walks around the block without it. Turning it off for an hour a day so I can be more present with my family. And I might give the ‘No phone in bedroom’ rule a crack too.

Ahhh wish me luck. I’m already all clammy at the thought of these changes.

Are you a phoneaholic? How bad is your addiction?

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