Phubbing is a term invented as part of a campaign by Macquarie Dictionary to describe the habit of snubbing someone in favor of a mobile phone. It is not uncommon to see people indulged in their smartphones every now and then. Ever since technology has boomed, everyone seems to be lost in the social media black hole.
Now coming back to the word Phubbing. Where did this word come from? Well, On May 2012, a group of lexicographers, authors, and poets gathered in Sydney University for a mission to define a new word which meant –
Phubbing can affect your Mental Health
Phubbing is a 21st century problem. As a matter of fact, phones are strictly kept away only during interviews, you know what I mean. Giving more importance to your phone than the people around you can disturb your relationships. You smile watching phone but forgot to smile in reality. Phubbing is indeed detrimental to your reputation as well and hence need to be taken care of smoothly.
10 SIGNS YOU ARE A PHUBBER:
1. You check your phone while you dine with others.
2. You keep your cell phone in sight when spending time with others.
3. You hold your cell phone in your hand when you’re with other people.
4. You pull out your phone when it rings or beeps — even if you’re in the middle of a conversation.
5. You’ve been caught glancing at your phone mid-convo.
6. You check your phone for messages from other friends while you’re in the presence of friends.
7. You use your phone while speaking to friends.
8. You’ve used your cell on a date.
9. You use your cell phone to fill conversation lulls.
10. You use your cell phone in bed
If you are a chronic phubber, one action you need to take is, minimize using smartphone and enjoy living in the present moment. Do not use the phone when talking to someone and while eating food. If required, set a particular time of the day to check notifications. Of course, discipline is the key! Create blissful moment while having a meaningful face to face conversations.