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Possible reasons you can’t keep your hands off your phone

7 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Most of us have to spend a large part of the day in front of laptops and cell phones for work. But have you realised that even when you are not doing anything in particular, you have a tendency to keep scrolling through your social media feed? This has become an involuntary act for most people and they do not even realise how much time they spend doing nothing at all. If you are one of those who find it difficult to keep their hands off the cell phone even for 30 minutes in a day then it could be a sign of restlessness.

The link between your cell phone and restlessness

Cell phones and gadgets have made our lives easier. They have reduced the distance between the places but staying glued to your cell phone is not a good sign. Picking up the cell phone often even when you do not have any specific work indicates that your mind is never at peace. You are not able to sit ideal, so you keep on checking the cellphones. This is a sign of restlessness, which can be due to stress or burnout.

Other signs of restlessness

Restlessness is quite common in people of age group, especially children and teenagers. We all experience it from time to time but often choose to brush it under the carpet. When left ignored, restlessness over time can lead to severe anxiety and start interfering with your daily life. There are several symptoms of restlessness. People who experience restlessness often have difficulty sitting still at work or relaxing at home. They often feel uneasy, both physically and emotionally. They may also find it difficult to sleep at night and have the habit of tapping their feet or hands.

How to tackle this situation

Restlessness can be a red flag for anxiety. It is crucial to take preventive steps earlier in life to avoid complications later. Here are a few things that can be helpful in restlessness:

Meditation: Our mind keeps on wandering several places at a given time, which may contribute to your worries. To prevent this, it is important meditation. Meditation can help to quiet the mind and can help you to be present at the moment.

Breathing exercises: Several kinds of breathing exercises can help to calm your mind. You can practise any daily when suffering from anxiety and restlessness.

Find a hobby: It is important to have a hobby. Whether it is gardening, cooking or reading. Engaging in your favourite activity for a while distracts and calms your mind.             —Times of India


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