I need a break from my phone.
My plan isn’t severe, I’ll take baby steps at first. I’ve decided to ditch the phone for Sunday.
I’ve always maintained that I would never prioritise checking my phone, and by checking I mean; monitoring sports results, looking at social media, reading the news, sharing images, checking view counts on this blog or other equally important tasks, over my family. But, if I were honest … it’s already happened.
Think of the smiles of missed while checking emails, most of which are junk and the beautiful sights I would have seen if I wasn’t busy sharing the one I saw earlier on instagram.
My phone is stealing from me and it’s time I took it back.
A promise could be made to ‘look at my phone less’, but I know that will not work. I’d slowly slide back to where I am, a place that kind of hurts. Instead I will turn it off Saturday night and leave it till Monday, that way guaranteed , I’m free all of Sunday.
Free to communicate, with my voice, and hand expressions if I like. Free to spend time, just time, with whoever that I like.
I will attempt to look at my phone less day one through to six, but the seventh no matter what, is strictly a no phone day.
It’s only one day, I hear you ask, as you read this post from your phone.
I realise this it’s only small, but I hope that it will work. The roll on effect will be good for me and my family.
My phone has become a habit, I check it like folk smoke. Sometimes I feel I need it, other times I make myself choke. One day a week will be the start of my recovery. Soon I will be breathing fresh, with my beautiful family!
If any of this has struck a chord with you, maybe you should consider the same. Put down your phone, choose to be free and enjoy your own Sunday.
Posted by luke-rative, 24th February 2014