So, as most of you know I wrote last week about a couple of bad habits I have in regards to my iphone, which you can find here.
Basically, I set up a challenge for myself (and whoever else wanted to take it on) to stop obsessively checking my phone, as well as to quit using it as a procrastination tool.
It’s been a week since I wrote that blog post, and here are the results so far..
It was surprisingly easy to stop checking whether someone had read my text/facebook message, or looked at my snapchat. I didn’t even do it absently; I just stopped. There was no temptation whatsoever to confirm that my message had been received, and because of this, I could better focus on what I was doing at that moment (aka, being present).
On the other hand, using my phone as a time filler was another story. I definitely spent less time on it scrolling through instagram and tumblr, but I still found myself unintentionally picking up my phone. If I was waiting for a meeting, or I was distracted from the book I was reading, out comes the phone. It wasn’t a conscious decision. However, it is certainly happening less than it was a week ago.
Since I’ve taken it upon myself to spend less time on my phone, I’ve noticed a change in mood. I’m happier, and I can sense a certain calmness in my body. Even the tension I usually have in my neck seems to be disappearing. I can’t be certain that the two are related, but it is a substantial possibility; one I am willing to keep working on if it means I’ll be a happier and more present person.
Let me know if you’ve tried this and how it turned out for you!
Stay wonderful, xox.