Do you break out in a cold sweat at the thought of being without your phone, or when you see a low battery warning? You might be a nomophobe! But don’t worry, you’re not alone 😉
What is Nomophobia?
Nomophobia is a fear of being without your mobile phone. For most people, it’s more an anxiety than a fear, but it can still significantly impact your life and prevent you from truly enjoying the “offline world”, or being productive and attentive at work.
The hyper-connectedness of our world creates this expectation of always being “on”. Anxiety over that is not unfounded. Taking too long to respond to messages can cause social rifts, people feeling ignored, or loved ones worrying that something’s happened to you.
It is a genuine fear, with genuine impacts, but it can also genuinely be solved with Offline, which helps calm your fears, and addresses the anxieties and expectations of those trying to contact you while you’re taking a digital timeout.
Offline allows you to set an auto-responder that will reply to all your incoming messages, through multiple digital communication channels. You can customize your auto-responder to let people know where you are, what you’re doing and when you’ll be back online. Or just to say you’re away from your phone right now, but you’ll be back shortly, and will respond as soon as possible.
With Offline, you can let go of your nomophobia, turning your focus 100% towards the moments happening in real time, in the real world.