I have been feeling compelled to take a break from the phone. I do not have a personal Facebook, but I still
dabble practice in addictive behaviors in other forms of social media regularly. Truthfully, at the beginning, end, and really all day long at each pause I find myself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram feeds and Snapchats of other peoples lives, some I know personally, and some I don’t.
Don’t get me wrong, I often pause to make small talk with co-workers and work to be present with others. I am also guilty of turning to the phone numb out, avoid things, and procrastinate. Regardless, I find myself longing to make more of an effort to be present with myself and my higher power. Yet, day after day, I practice in the same old behaviors.
Starting tomorrow, I commit to a 14 day cell phone detox – a practice of disconnecting to reconnect. I expect this to be challenge to be really uncomfortable.
No cell phone in the bedroom. <- Motive is to change the book ends of my day
No Instagram or Snap chat <- Motive is to lean into and embrace the quiet moments of down time
No cell at meal times. <- Motive is to be more present in moment
Just thinking about this makes me uncomfortable. Anyone who wishes can feel free to join me otherwise…WISH ME LUCK! 🙂