My phone officially died this weekend. I’ve been phone-free since Sunday morning. Maybe not a huge feat for some people, but as someone who keeps work and personal email on my phone, it’s been a change. Mostly liberating. A little stressful – am I missing anything important? what is on the calendar for tomorrow?
I’ve become so phone-dependent. To check email, text, take pictures, Facebook, play solitaire, keep my calendar.
No, I don’t have tons of apps on my phone, but there are a select few that I use regularly.
I didn’t get to take a ton of pictures on Landon’s birthday with my phone. I have stayed out of the FB loop. Any texts and calls for Landon’s birthday were missed. I used to always check my phone first thing to see if anything important came through overnight for work. (Candidly, if I was close to closing for a work deal, I’d be more stressed that I didn’t have a phone.) But this week, I’m ok.
Things will get done when I get to work. I don’t have any texts to distract me during my evening hours with the kids. It’s like the good old days of 10 years ago when I couldn’t always be reached!
It feels good to be tech free. I know it’s not a permanent thing, but it’s been eye opening to see how I can set more boundaries in how I use my phone.
How long do you think you could go without your phone? (Personally, I’m hoping until at least this weekend!)