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

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  • Good on you for going Phone free on Sunday,it’s something to think about!


  • Great idea. A spin off from this, I remember when people would never call someone after about 9pm unless it was an emergercy. Now with the reliance on phones, people text or phone at any time of the night. Surely, that’s overdoing and most things can wait til morning.


  • Wow! I would love to try something like this but think I would need to take baby steps! I think I rely on my phone too much and spending too much time on social media when I could be enjoying time with my 12 month old and my husband. Definitely food for thought!


  • top storie great


  • nice and exellent to read the story


  • nice story i enjoyed it


  • It is always good to have some technology free time.


  • Maybe I could make it no electronic devices on Sunday.


  • i think i should do the same too, it has become a huge habit to check the same things over again and its pointless


  • sounds like a great plan. how has it gone? are you spending less time with your phone?


  • My phone, ipad, laptop and tv would all need to go away I think – I sometimes tend to just jump between them!


  • My hubby would hold the phone even when he’s in the toilet….. This is definitely a first world problem!


  • gee put down the phone thats a hard one


  • Gosh I have always wanted to do that but can’t seem to…


  • It is a good idea and sometimes just doing something like ‘phone free Sunday’ becomes something you start to look forward to :)


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