Constantly tethered to your smartphone? Experts are waving the red flag. While addition to your favorite portable gadget can be both hard to define and oddly socially acceptable, too much attention to tech can leave you drained and unable to concentrate. Here are eight ways to get your life back, now.
"Too much information can overwhelm our senses and leave us feeling depleted," says Courtney Stewart, research associate at the Indiana Prevention Resource Center in the U.S.
"Students and others could experience the inability to concentrate on the task at hand, be it school work, your job or an important conversation," she said. "School work may suffer, deadlines are not met, and many instructors and employers now ban the use of cell phones while in class or on the job." Even worse, walking or driving while distracted by your mobile phone can have even more serious consequences.