Although I didn’t feel I was entirely alone in suffering from texting anxiety, I didn’t think the problem was relevant enough to grant clinical terms, such as textiety and textaphrenia.
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Text messaging is an essential part of communication that is a quick and convenient method to stay connected with our friends, family, and acquaintances.
Despite being a useful mode of communication, the expectation to be reachable and responsive 24/7, literally, can be very stressful and overwhelming to some. Textiety refers to the anxious feeling one gets from not receiving or sending text messages.
Mental health professionals are starting to see anxiety around texting show up in their practice, and it is now part of a new area of research and treatment related to mobile devices and online communication.
Then, do awesome things that make the suffering worth it.
8. Give in.
Sometimes, the only thing left to do it to give in to the feeling(s). Take a day, a week, or a month off. Contemplate life. Have multiple existential crises. Cry hysterically. Then, laugh hysterically ’cause life is so bizarre.
9. “Invent your life over if it doesn’t feel juicy.”