OMG!!! Today was a hectic day. Why? Because I experienced a day without my cell phone. I lost my cell phone charger last night, therefore my phone was dead half the day. I couldn’t receive text messages, phone calls, emails…Nada! I felt so weird. I even went around asking random people for chargers. Finally I checked my brothers room and there it was right by his computer. Can you say Randomtaztic?!
Although it was not intentional it was benefical to me, in some sick twisted way. So today I decided to offer some benefits that I experienced.
Not having your cell phone can be charming here’s how:
1. You’re more relaxed: You would think the opposite right?! However after my panic attack-which I wouldn’t suggest. I was calm when I focused on other important tasks. You can concentrate more, because your phone isn’t working and once you accept that fact, it can be smooth sailing.
2. Seek other information: Alternative information is crucial throughout life and today I used them more because my cell phone wasn’t working. Today I had to actually talk to people. Usually I’d text someone a question. Or I would look up an answer on my computer.
3. You’re alert: I wasn’t concerned with my cell phone, like I usually am therefore I was able to pay attention to what was happening around me. Instead of checking for a text message or answering a text.
Now of course these can be wrong, when it comes to your cell phone absence philosophy. But this is what I realized today. I always have a million things happening, with my cell phone dead, I was able to focus on those important things. I challenge you to put down the technology. I’m not saying for a whole day, but maybe just an hour if that’s all you can handle. Just look around, engage in the life you live.
Believe it or not, there is more to life than a text message. Open your eyes and explore the world for what it is. When it’s all said and done cell phones will one day fade away and life is too precious to let it pass before you, without discovering the beauty of it.
This Saturday, I’m going to cut the technology off by not checking Facebook or Twitter. Now that’s a challenge for me, because I check Facebook and Twitter everyday. What are you going to turn off this weekend?
Just got a text, until next time. 🙂