While doing a clinical rotation in OB last week, which is required for my position annually, I was bordering on a minor anxiety attack. For the first time in a very long time, I was without my cell phone.
Today, while working on all of my social media accounts, surfing the web and watching Twitter simultaneously, I came across a Tweet—
@LaurenCandito: New on the SMS Blog: Many show withdrawal symptoms after 24 hours without technology
During brief period standing in line at the market, I have found myself reaching for a phone I left in the car, realizing that I no longer am able to just stand still and occupy myself without a digital distraction. After having it happen on more than one occasion, I thought that I may have an issue until that day last week in clinical.
I reached for an absent mobile.
I reached for missing paper & pen that is my backup distractor and battery-less blogging tool.
There was no way to distract myself.
I almost panicked.
Then the link to the above post.
I may have Information Deprivation Disorder.
I need to get over it.