I’m self-admittedly addicted to my phone.
In the age of digital connectedness, we’re bombarded with notifications and distractions all day.
The reason we keep reaching for our phones to check Facebook and Instagram even though we just did that a minute ago is the hit of dopamine we get when that little notification dot is lit up.
Our brains literally reward us for opening the app when we see that notification.
It’s gotten to the point that I feel physically upset with myself when I realize my hand is inching towards my phone to check for notifications.
It’s honestly disgusting.
But how many of us are like that?
Attached to our phones as if we need them to survive? As if every notification and hit of dopamine is the reason we live?