You spend time being present with people! You are in control of your relationship with your mobile device. Your behavior is normal. Just pay attention to whether you are living your life on your smartphone and keep up the great work!
You haven't yet gone total-tech-takeover! Your behavior is leaning toward problematic or compulsive use. Try tracking your usage on your phone to get a sense of how much time you're spending. Ask yourself what do you want to be using your phone for and what are you spending most of your time on your phone doing now?
It is likely that you may have a problematic or compulsive smartphone use pattern. Don't worry, we can work on this together. There is a path forward. Break up with your phone today, and make up a new relationship with your phone.
Your brain, family, friends, and most importantly, future you will thank you for it!
You can't go anywhere without your phone. It is your lifeline, and if it's out of sight for even a moment your blood pressure goes up and anxiety settles in. If your score is over 8 you might consider seeing a psychologist, psychiatrist, or psychotherapist who specializes in behavioral addictions for a consultation. You may also consider whether phone breakup coaching is right for you.
Let's create a new relationship with your phone that leaves you feeling happy and healthy.