Compulsive use of dating apps can change your focus to short-term hookups instead of developing long-term relationships.
e Bay addicts may wake up at strange hours in order to be online for the last remaining minutes of an auction.
You may purchase things you don’t need and can’t afford just to experience the excitement of placing the winning bid. Compulsive web surfing, watching videos, playing games, searching Google, or checking news feeds can lead to lower productivity at work or school and isolate you for hours at a time.
When you spend more time on social media or playing games than you do interacting with real people, or you can’t stop yourself from repeatedly checking texts, emails, news feeds, websites, or apps—even when it has negative consequences in your life—it may be time to reassess your technology use.
By learning about the signs and symptoms of smartphone and Internet addiction and the ways to break free of the habit, you can better balance your life, online and off.
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