…Denial, Anger, Negotiation, Sadness ,Acceptance
Not necessarily in that order, but if any of this experiences sound familiar to you , it means you might be part of the ever-expanding population that “struggles” from Nomophobia. ( No-More-Phone_fear).
My experience with Nomophobia was not fun !
It was with loosing the Original IPhone 3 back in the days when the Cloud back up did not existed, as well as the phone locator, and I did not even put a password protection on….sounds like a Very Long time ago!
First, I was denying the fact of loosing my phone and saying that I have just dropped it in the car somewhere and it is out of batteries, so I can’t hear the ring.
Then I got angry with the housekeeper and thought she “hid” it somewhere and does not remember where it is.
Eventually I started to negotiate with God, promising that I will start going to church every day if I will just find my IPhone!…
By the end of the 3rd day is clear, the IPhone 3 was gone !…and I instantly fell into the deep sadness and depression , …the reality was too harsh!
In the morning of the 4th day I’ve got in terms with it , wiped off my tears, went to the store and got the IPhone 4 edition…and a miracle has happened!
Apple had upgraded the IPhone with new features and new apps and it was so much better than the first edition! My equilibrium was finally restored and a bright idea popped into my head!
What if it was a metaphor for life and there is no need for ANY PHOBIA ?
You loose the old version of…. and life brings you an upgraded version of….!( Feel free to fill in the blanks : phone , gloves , glasses, man…just kidding, you get the idea J )
No more PHOBIAS !