The Real Problem With Taking Your Phone Into The Bathroom

Health Magazine

Some say we are addicted to our technology, but it's all about finding a balance between reality and the online world.

If you own a smart phone, then you know how easy it is to organize your life, connect with people, and stay entertained at any point in the day. You can catch up with friends while in bed, listen to music on your way to work, and yes, even read this article on the toilet.

A lot of people have opinions on this, with some people saying it's gross to touch your phone in the bathroom, others are very candid on the subject.

So what's the verdict?

Well, it is true that you can pick up a lot of germs just by entering the bathroom, especially a public washroom. But if you don't touch anything before picking up your phone is it okay?

Besides from dropping your expensive phone into the toilet, the biggest problem with using your mobile while immobile actually has to do with mental health.

Let's take a second and not think about how often we use our phones while eating at the table.

While of course it's gross to touch our screens after coming into contact with all the germs in a bathroom, you shouldn't be using your phone in there because it deprives you of some time away from the screen.

Your brain is constantly active for most of the day, especially at work. So when you have the chance at some down time, you really should put down the phone to let your mind recharge.

Practicing mindfulness or even thinking of nothing for a couple minutes every day leads to a more positive outlook on life. Having an endless amount of information always at your finger tips makes the world seem hectic and leads to an increase in anxiety.

It's hard to pull ourselves away from the internet entirely, so having these short breaks is the first step to improving your mental health each day!

Share with someone who definitely texts you while they're in the bathroom!