My phone has taken over my life. It is constantly going off and I’m constantly on it. It has become a real problem and things needed to change.
Between my blog and podcast the apps on my phone have increased and so have the notifications. I have double the social media accounts (personal and “business”)and email addresses (personal and “business”). It feels like my phone is constantly going off. Like many people I fell into the habit of picking up my phone every time it went off. This meant I was on my phone for the majority of the day. It was running my life. Taking up way too much time and keeping me from other priorities. Something needed to change.
For the last 2 weeks I have taken back control and put my phone down. Now when my phone goes off I only check it if it is a message (text or social) or a phone call. Otherwise I have gone to checking my phone once a day. Usually at the end of the day before bed. This allows me to respond to what needs responding to, check my social accounts, respond to emails, and stay off my phone more during the day. It’s been amazing. I have more time for all my priorities, blogging, podcasting, and distance teaching my kids.
Taking a step back from my phone by not letting it control me and only checking my accounts once (sometimes twice) a day has made my life so much easier. I feel like I am more motivated, focused, and productive. I took control back of my life and I don’t regret it. If you feel like your phone, apps, social accounts, etc are controlling you, try taking a break. Give yourself time away from your phone and see what it does for you.