Putting Down My Phone

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.

Published by Ky

I'm a mom of 2 beautiful kiddos. I love to write and was inspired by a close friend to interview moms and share the good, the bad, and the ugly of motherhood. Email us to share your good, bad, sad, inspiring, or funny story. You may just be featured on our blog and Facebook page.

10 thoughts on “Putting Down My Phone

  1. I couldn’t agree more!! I try to limit my phone time to 3 hours at tops! My phone is on do not disturb during the weekends and this allows me to get stuff done and get my weekend to myself to get myself together for the rest of the week!

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  2. I leave the notifications on the vast majority of my apps off and then just check them periodically to see if there is something important. It’s very helpful!

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  3. You know I attend lectures, I write, use social medias, watch series and news and for all this is need mobile (no lappy so). I was thinking the same thing actually. I can’t put my phone down. I really don’t know what to do as everything I mentioned is important. ☹️

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    1. I know the feeling. Cell phones have made it too easy to do everything from anywhere. When it came to putting my phone down I had to choose when, where, and what needed my attention in the now and what didn’t. It’s not easy trying to figure out when or how to take a break. For me I take care of what needs it in the moment and put off what doesn’t.


    1. I feel the same. It wasn’t easy trust me. Notifications give me anxiety. It was all about prioritizing what needed my attention immediately and what could wait until the end of the day.

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