WhatsApp is one of the most widely used apps in the world today and for good reason. With only the internet, you get to connect with almost anyone in the entire world. Statistics have it that the average user checks WhatsApp more than 23 times per day. You can say this is still within a reasonable limit. However, if you cross this line, you are definitely addicted. Here are some of the signs of your addiction:
You check WhatsApp first thing after waking up
Gone are the days when you’d wake up, brush and pick your Bible or Qu’ran to read in the morning. It’s so easy now when the phone is lying next to you and your hand subtly grabs the phone and checks the number of messages in WhatsApp. Next, you forward the jokes to different groups and friends.
You are texting non-stop while walking on the road
Ever had someone told you ‘Hey watch out’ because you were too busy messaging your friends? It happens many times. If you cannot resist the urge to WhatsApp while walking on the road, you need to reconsider it. If you think sending messages or texting is more important than your safety, well you are addicted.
Driving, eating or sleeping. You check WhatsApp
If you can’t resist the urge to check the message as soon as it beeps even if you are driving, eating or sleeping, which means risking driving or compromising on sleep, then you are addicted to it. You need to mellow down and take control of your life.
By Damilola Faustino