We’re Not Mind Readers! We love to pretend that we’re mind readers. Make Yourself Aware. When you jump to answer a text message, be clear with yourself about why you’re choosing to text in that moment. Set Those Boundaries! . Notice Your Reactions. Put Your Phone Away. Have Important Conversations Face-to-Face.
Why does messaging give me anxiety?
The main problem with digital messaging, according to Rosen, is that it is a major source of anxiety and stress. Sending texts makes us anxious because we are sometimes made to wait for a response.
What anxiety looks like texting?
Texting anxiety is exactly what it sounds like: anxiety associated with messaging on a phone or other smart device. Sometimes it can translate into physical symptoms including sweaty palms and jitters. If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety already, it’s easy to see why texting would exacerbate that.