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Hello and welcome back to the a player matchmakers where we’re always trying to find different ways to add value to job seekers and employers. And this particular podcast is for both job seekers and employers. And the title of this podcast is what are cell phones doing to our brains. That is, uh, an interesting topic. And in this next series with the Tulsa Medical Jobs and I’m going to go into how do we manage cell phone usage at work? What are some good ideas to be able to do, um, to be able to manage appropriately? But right now cell phone usage is up so high all across the world. I, I do a lot of work in Brazil and even going into third world country or third world, uh, type of areas in Brazil. And so I’m talking about the slums. I, I, I really enjoy going there. Mainly, most of it is for ministry purposes, but I go in to the slums where their houses are literally put together by different artifacts that they’ve probably found at the junk yard.
Um, and they, they live, uh, a lifestyle that is just really difficult for me to understand because they don’t have food. You know Tulsa Medical Jobs are here to stay, generally when we’re going in there, we’re going to be giving them food. Uh, we give away, um, uh, a ton of footnote to tons of food every time we go into a village like that. And one of the things that I noticed that is just so peculiar to me is that a lot of these people who live in the slums have cell phones, smartphones. So it’s starting to show that a drastic number of people have smartphones now, almost everywhere you go. Um, people are using their, their cell phones. Um, the technological addition, um, has really just taken its toll on the 21st century. And the dependency that we have that we have developed in utilizing these, these instruments, AKA cell phones, is really fascinating to me.
It’s, it concerns me. And so I, anyway, um, I just want to talk about it because there’s a lot of statistics and data in research going on that is indicating that are the more that we use our cell phones, the less like the, the likelihood of us intellect because of it is high. And so here’s some statistics. This is, let me tell you kind of where I’m going with this because, uh, because you might be wondering, man, this guy’s lost his mind. He’s talking about going to the slums of Brazil. What is his, what is he trying to say? People touch their phones. An average of 2,617 times a day according to business insider. Um, for the top 10% of users from Tulsa Medical Jobs, this number doubled to 5,427 touches per day. That’s about 1 million touches per year and 2.42 hours of phone screen time per day. However, we’ve got other data that claims that we spend as much as eight hours on the phone in a 24 hour period.
See more serious users interacted with their phones at um, 3.75 hours per day according to this data at business insider. Please keep in mind that there’s another research paper that I read that was much, much higher than that as far as hours per day here, here’s some interesting thing. I phone owners unlocked their phones 80 times per day. However, check this out. Android users, business insider found that they, unlike they unlocked their phones 110 times per day. That means that in an average day of usage, iPhone users check their phone six to seven times per hour or once every 10 minutes. Frequent usage can have a negative effect on communication with other people during social engagements in is often seen as very disruptive and in some cases it might be said that we’ve just become more concerned with digital interaction than we are social interaction. Now think a little bit about the different interactions that you have every day.
Have you noticed that the younger generation almost have anxiety in having social interaction face to face? I was reading a study a long time ago before way before I started thinking about doing this study or even talking about this on this podcast that millennials, and I hate to just rip on millennials because I think they’ve gotten a pretty decent with the best Tulsa Medical Jobs, uh, you know, punishment over over the last, uh, several years. But millennials most say that they are literally anxious to call the pizza place and order pizza. And that is the precise reason why places like dominoes created an app to order in Papa John’s. So or that you can go online in order and they started noticing the younger generation not calling for a pizza, but they’re going to order it online. Now my wife is going to say, why wouldn’t you do that? That is way easier.
My wife is one that, that she would prefer to not have to interact with human beings if it’s at all possible sometimes not all the time, but sometimes, and I know that she would much rather get on an app. It is fascinating how fast she, she does it. But for someone like me, I’m going to call, I want to talk to them about what I’m going to get. And I don’t, I don’t know why I want to do that. But in the workplace, which is kind of why we’re talking about this social interaction is becoming less and less of a, of a practiced talent and workplaces are struggling to try to um, to try to deal with this in addition to the fact that there’s loss of productivity, um, that, that has, that has come out of the workforce. So, um, I want to, uh, I, I told you in the second edition that we’re going to do here is I’m going to go over how this impacts the workplace and what managers can do this, this particular, um, segment I really want to focus more on.
I was about to get off topic is why I’m saying this. Um, I want to stay more on signs and symptoms of cell phone addiction. And I think for me especially, I believe that there is a part of me that is addicted to my cell phone. And the way that I’m able to determine that is because generally when I am sitting watching television that might showcase Tulsa Medical Jobs, I find myself grabbing that thing and opening it up and then sometimes you know maybe one or two minutes in to opening up my phone I, I’m sitting there going, now why? Why did I do that? And so I’m distracted. I’m doing two things at once. And so then at work I’m starting to realize, Oh my gosh, I’m grabbing for that cell phone and looking at it while someone is talking to me and I’m wondering what is that doing to the level of communication that’s happening there?
Now I’m the boss so people aren’t saying anything saying anything to me about it. My wife does, but the staff does not. But I’m noticing that some of my staff will do this as well. And I know how much I’m able to pay attention to people when I’m looking at my phone, which is not very much so you know, I’m wondering what this is doing to our society that craves Tulsa Medical Jobs. So here’s signs and symptoms of cell phone addiction. One reaching for the phone first thing in the morning. When something becomes a vital part of your daily routine, it can affect your thinking and emotions. As entrepreneur magazine notes 68% of adults sleep with their phones near their bed. Now that would be me. Um, but it’s to turn it off when my alarm goes off. Um, number two, use using cell phones when you’re bored. I think I just described that many people experience feelings of excitement or euphoria before or after using their smartphone.
And listen, that is the reason that we’re getting addicted because there’s a shot of dopamine. The psychologists are telling us that is very, uh, rewarding and we like this and we, that’s why we reach for it. But in the long run, it’s hurting our creativity and our thinking process. See, this creates a highly addictive response causing them to want to repeat, causing people to want to repeat the action over and over again. Um, the, the article explains, um, increasing cell phone use. Um, when you’re noticing yourself using your cell phone more and more tolerance is the need to receive an ever increasing dose of dopamine to reach a desired high. And it’s similar to alcohol abuse and with increasing numbers of new uses for the cell phone, meaning new apps and all that other stuff, the proliferation of available downloads, it’s really easy to access the next new and exciting thing.
Entrepreneur magazine shows the, the next item is becoming anxious or agitated when the cell phone is out of sight. Have you ever seen somebody that goes into a meeting and they just sit their cell phone right there and they look at it over and over again? There’s, there are a lot of studies and um, uh, you know, advice columns that say you really need to make it mandatory that your leadership staff cannot have their cell phone in a meeting because there’s going to be more deans, gangs, clangs that go on, that really do create that in your head. One big claim. And it’s very difficult to concentrate. Um, and, and so people become anxious or agitated when it’s out of sight. Um, symptoms like stress, irritability, and panic can occur in individuals that can’t find their phones or they’re separated from them. Um, it indicates that they have formed some level of dependency and entrepreneur magazine sites research that notes 68% of all adults have an irrational fear of losing their phone.
Do you remember a time now I’m 46 years old and I clearly remember a time when it wasn’t a big deal. If I had a phone, I didn’t have a phone until in the car until after I left college. So I spent a decent amount of my time not needing a cell phone. I have this anxiety, but it’s more of if I’m in trouble, can I call someone? I’ve, I’ve become accustomed to calling someone. Plus we don’t have a bunch of payphones around anymore, like what we did. And so you could call, collect or whatever it is. A lot of people might not even know what it means to call collect, but I used to use it. Um, the, the last thing here is the inability to cut back on your cell phone use whenever you try. And that, that’s where I noticed that I had some kind of an issue because according to see in, in other signs of tech dependency include using a device to bypass negative feelings or forget about a troubling event, losing track of time while you’re on the device and physical repercussions such as eye strain, neck pain, and others.
You know, it’s really important to note that while internet addiction is viewed as a public health issue in some places, it’s not yet recognized as a, as a disorder in the United States. So it’s something that you really need to watch out for as a professional and as something that’s likely going to get a lot worse before it gets better, at least with options that we have. I hope that this is interesting to you and helps you to really think about your cell phone usage, especially when it comes to the workplace, which we’re going to discuss right here just a minute. Um, in our next segment. So if Trinity can help you out in any way, shape, or form, please give us a call. We would love to be a resource for you. Our number is (918) 622-2588 or you can visit us firstname.lastname@example.org.