put Down your phone!

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Love -

It’s rude when you’re on a date— even with your­self. And us­ing it as a so­cial crutch won’t help you en­joy the mo­ment. “Our phones tend to func­tion as se­cu­rity blan­kets. We rely on them as a way to de­flect anx­i­ety,” ex­plains Sharon Be­g­ley, author of Can’t Just Stop: An In­ves­ti­ga­tion of Com­pul­sions. Prac­tice go­ing phone- free in ev­ery­day gath­er­ings to re­mind your brain that anx­i­ety is man­age­able. Then you’ll be more re­laxed when you’re out alone.

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