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Who’s got a great way to triumph over Smart-Phone distraction ?

Saturday, February 17, 2018

I’m just as guilty as the next person when it comes to being tethered to my phone during my waking hours. Part of me wants to do something drastic like a 24 Hour Fast, weekly, from any phone or computer-like device. Let me know if you tried something that worked for you and your loved ones. I will try it out (just for myself) and see how it goes. I can’t convince my 2 teen boys and gamer-of-hubby just yet, but maybe later, they might. I will try it for 3 consecutive weeks, from 5:30pm Saturday to 5:00pm Sunday. For now, I’m enjoying my time with my sun waiting for our lunch at a favorite diner.
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  • CHERYL4808
    First 24 hours was easier than I anticipated! In it's place, I found I had energy to do things I've longed wanted to do, like go to the gym, and get a massage. My family seemed amused that I'd subject myself, but I also found we talked more...because they had to come to me in person to communicate.

    I also found that I could thoughtfully think about situations that happened throughout the week....without losing my train of thought. Nice!

    I look forward next week to see if my enthusiasm will continue, grow, or wane.

    632 days ago
  • BATTY324
    not a huge cell phone person because I don't want to be. I put mine in my purse when I get home from work. I might check it once or twice, but that's it. I believe that there is nothing so important that I can't live 2 hours without my phone. I'm not that important. Don't mean that to diminish myself, but I don't run a company. Who needs me that desperately that I need to have my phone in my hand 24/7.

    Have a friend who I have breakfast with once every month. She was (notice I said "was") always checking her phone. When I said, if having breakfast is a problem and you're too busy, we can always do something else when you are free. We know have cell phone free breakfasts because she knows I will shut down if the phone comes out.
    633 days ago
    I need to work on this too. I've set a terrible example for my daughter and there are so many better things I could be doing with my time.
    633 days ago
    I pretty much don't use my phone when I get home from work until about an hour before I go to bed. Check it, do a few things then, go to bed.
    633 days ago
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