I did it! I finally did something I’ve wanted to try for a really long time. I put down my phone for the entire day! It sounds crazy, I know. My phone is glued to me basically 24/7, I can’t seem to go a half hour without checking it. My phone is becoming my lifeline. I’m such an extreme FOMO that I can’t stand not knowing what’s going on every minute of the day. Today I woke up and decided I didn’t need/want my right hand man. Now if you’re my mother you would’ve never believed I actually did it! I decided to make it a little easier to make a list. Everything I want to get done today. I needed a goal. I then set out with my list, sans my phone and started the adventure. Now, I know what you are thinking. I sound pathetic. However me without my phone is basically Batman without Robin. I have to say though, it felt great! It was oddly freeing. I didn’t care what Suzy-Q had for lunch or Jimmy was exploring with his dog. I could focus on where I was, what I was doing and who I was surround by. It seemed crazy to me how much time I saved not staring down at my phone. I got everything done on my list plus more that I’ve been trying to achieve for weeks now. Things I was stressing over for awhile was done in 15 minutes. It just took the drive and the time to do it. It’s insane how energized I feel. With almost no sleep last night I woke up feeling like I just wanted to curl up in the couch but I pushed myself to do more, be better & put myself in an uncomfortable position. I loved it!
I decided that Sunday’s will no longer include my phone, or really any technology at all. Besides my car it’ll be me and the world. I’m dedicating all my Sundays in the near future to getting outside, meeting people and putting my phone down to be apart of the REAL world. Not the social media world.
– Silenced Crooks
They are called Silent Sundays.