Hi there, Johan from the Netherlands and Yuval from Brazil here! We were both social media and phone addicts for years, since the first iPhone has made its introduction in 2007.
For years we have let our devices decide when it was time to interact with the phone. If the phone was not around, feelings of FOMO (Fear Of Missing out) and anxiety invaded our being. We became too dependent which damaged our relationships with other people, and took this addiction our goals and dreams away. We were just too busy with being mindlessly busy.
We met in Dublin and experimented complete abstinence from our personal Facebook profiles for 3 years. In that period we became certified life coaches. We realized how much we have missed out in the real world. Not the constant news updates and friends updates, but real life experiences.
Now we both help social media and phone addicts to stop being a slave to their devices, and start focusing on improving their relationships with themselves and others.
As life coaches and digital wellness consultants we don’t just help you regain back control of your life, but also to become self-actualized. We help you to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be while using your devices in a constructive way. The purpose is to create a limitless life for yourself and with the people you love.
Social media and phones are not good and not bad. It’s all about how we continue to use them as a tool to become self-actualized instead of letting them destroy us.
Partnered with Dr Rakesh Paswan head of the Allahabad Centre clinic, the first government hospital to start a mobile phone de-addiction centre in India.