A sign, two signs … now they are blue. Why does not he answer me if he has already read the message?
This application can become more than a means of communication. The dependence on WhatsApp is more common than what you think and maybe you suffer without knowing it.
Case 1: "I have just got up and am reviewing my online contacts … how is it possible for my boyfriend to be available when he can not use his phone in his business?
So, if he is connected, why did not he answer my last message which is already marked by the two blue signs? I have to call him … or better, I write him again. Once again the two signs … would he be avoiding me? "
Case 2: "Since the girl I love and I talk through WhatsApp, I never leave my phone at a battery level of 30% .I'm running the recharge in case it goes off just when she sends me a message.
The worst of all is when the green sign appears "writing …" but after it disappears and there is no message. She deleted it! She does not want to answer me! "
Case 3: "The teacher has already scolded me twice because I'm using my mobile phone in the classroom, even if I put it in vibrator." As he explains Pythagoras' theorem, I feel my phone is starting to vibrate again.
I have to answer! It's about life or death! I can not wait for my friends who organize the release of this weekend "
If any of these descriptions seem familiar to you, you may be suffering from an addiction to this application, the most used lately in the world. Maybe you are using WhatsApp in a somewhat "obsessive" way.
For a person to be considered addicted to WhatsApp, the use of the app must have a significant negative influence on his life.
The dependent person does not hesitate to sacrifice other activities that they would like to do or one of their obligations to stay suspended from their contacts and conversations with them. Moreover, these interruptions are uncontrollable and they stay in time.
If you respond to a WhatsApp message, you look like a zombie walking on the street and you may run the risk of having an accident, if you do not focus on your work or your studies, if the app is your companion essential for dinner time rather than engaging in a conversation with your family or if you are more suspended from your messages than your own life … then you probably have a problem.
The other "symptoms" of WhatsApp addiction are: look at your phone every five minutes, believe you have heard the warning sound when we receive a message, the fact that it is an extension of the hand and you do not want to leave even to go take shower or reply to messages as soon as you receive them, without letting a minute pass.
While we may think that WhatsApp is a trend or a passing trend, many people should be treated for their dependence on this tool.
Indeed, it can cause nervous attacks, anxiety, jealousy, problems of couple and concentration, road accidents, a lack of interest in real life, a lack of real communication with people around you, etc.
How to reduce the use of WhatsApp?
If you have been told several times, that you are a little obsessed with this application or if after reading the above, you realize that you feel identified with general cases and symptoms, you can pay attention to the following tips to reduce usage and dependence on WhatsApp:
1 – Disable notificationsSound is a distraction when you have to focus on something else. If your phone has a warning light, remove it too.
You can schedule a time each day to check and respond to your messages, but this can not be the highest priority task that forces you to interrupt other activities.
2 – Leave the phone away from your eyes: do not leave it on the desk or on the classroom table, put it in your purse or backpack, if possible in a place where you must get up to access it.
3 – Turn off your phone at nightIt will also have a positive impact on your rest, as the electromagnetic waves your phone receives will not affect your brain. You can also disable WiFi or your network.
If all else does not work, think seriously about removing the app, even if it means being "isolated" from the world.
Think that we all could live a lot of time without IM applications, even without mobile phones.