Omg! I was without my phone for a full 48 hrs! No kidding I was. I woke up Saturday morning to a dead phone and I immediately freaked out. I went to YouTube and looked at as many videos as I could on how to remedy the problem. Nothing worked! Feeling super dejected, I went to a local phone repair store, UbreakIfix, and they told me that it would take 48 hrs to figure out what was wrong with it. 48 hrs!!!! My soul was crushed (I’m not kidding). I just made up in my mind that for those 48 hrs, I was going to be in a piss poor mood. Plus, the following day I was to go to brunch for St. Patrick’s Day. How was I going to document myself at brunch? Dramatic much?
When I went into work on Saturday, I told my coworkers about my situation and one of them told me to use this as an opportunity to just get things done. You guys, that made me do a mindset shift. Really it did! I told myself that I would get things done that I haven’t done in a while, like work on the book that I’m writing (more on that on another day) or even just read a book with no distractions. The work day came and went and I started to feel a little better about the situation. I have a mac book so I can pretty much do the same things i would do on my phone but instead it’ll just be on my computer, like texting or FaceTime.
Fast forward to Sunday, I went to Township for brunch with a friend of mine and had such a great time. I was actually present in the moment and not looking at my phone every few minutes. I was engaged in actual conversation. When i went home and took my cat out for a few minutes, I was present in the moment. I noticed the little patch of grass that we always went to had small flowers pop up. I heard the birds chirping. It was actually a beautiful day outside and I enjoyed it.
Today I can happily say that I have my phone back lol. But I’ve seriously come to realize that I’m too dependent on my phone. Was I annoyed at the slight inconvenience this had=s caused? Of course but it was fine. It really opened my eye to the adjustments I need to make with my phone. It won’t be easy, but I’m going to work on not being on my phone all the time! If you feel attached to your phone, just put it down for a few hours and go get stuff done. Trust me. You will feel refreshed.