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Heya playas, when you wake up in the morning what is the first thing that you do? If it's
reaching over and grabbing your phone then you've got a problem, but you're not alone.
We all are obsessed with our phones but today I'm gonna explain to you why it's bad for
us and how you can break that cycle. This is The Josh Speaks. You're watching The Josh
Speaks. Technology is great, don't get me wrong but we are slowly becoming zombies who
can't focus on something for more than a few seconds at a time. Whenever you find yourself
waiting in line, do you take out your phone? Even if you're walking through a hallway or
down a staircase, our natural instincts are evolving to make us feel like we always need
to reach for our phone. Some of you might feel like, what's so bad about that? In that
moment I'm bored and I'm just curing that boredom. That's what you think is happening,
but here's the truth. A study was done on rats to see how they would react to a consistent
reward system and a sporadic one. In the first test whenever the rat pushed the lever he
was rewarded with a piece of food. Slowly the rat stopped caring about it because he
realized that his action led to that reaction. But in the second test the delivery of food
when pressing the lever was randomized. He could press it 1 time or he could press it
100 times and somewhere in between the food would come down. This excited the rat, so
much that he kept pressing it and pressing it because he was waiting for that big delivery
to happen. Humans aren't all that different. The majority of us are always carrying our
phones and whenever we hear a text message sound, an email notification or a Facebook
IM we feel compelled to check it out. Those sporadic gems throughout the day keep us on
the edge of our toes, so much that we constantly check our phones even when there's nothing
new to check. How many times have you been caught in the loop where you run through all
your social networks, pause for a second and then run through that loop again? That's not
curing boredom, that's obsession. And on top of all that this sense of "multi-tasking"
that we think we're doing really isn't multi-tasking either. One of the only times where we actually
can successfully multi-tasking is when we're walking. But any time we're switching tabs
on a computer or doing two things at once, we're really task switching. For most people,
it's easier to task switch all day long because it prevents us from having to deal with what
we're absolutely terrified of, our simple existence. But are we too far gone at this
point? Is it impossible for us to pull away from our phones and not feel like when we
do we're gonna miss something important? Leave your comments below so we can talk about it.
At first detaching from this thing can sometimes make you feel weird and in some cases, naked.
If you can set aside time each day to focus on one solid thing without any distractions,
you'll feel a lot more relaxed and awakened. Trust me on that one. As always guys, love
and peace. Hey thanks for watching! If you're new to the channel make sure to hit the subscribe
button below. I make new videos every week on a range of different topics including self
help, dating, philosophy and more. Plus if you want exclusive stories and tips that I
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will be in the description below. I just hit 100 people on the newsletter which is awesome,
I'm so glad that you guys are reading it each and every week. It means a lot to me.
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Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

2211 Folder Collection
Lynn Hung published on December 3, 2014
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