A world without mobile phones is unthinkable these days. Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter and all the other social media platforms that consume our precious time, have become a big part of our life and the way we interact with other people.
I bet we all have been in this situation: you are out with friends and all they do is look at their phone, they are not present with you but far away somewhere Whatsapping away with people who are apparently more interesting than you. You didn’t meet up with your friend, but with their whole WhatsApp list.
Personally, I hate it! We are so dependable these days, the moment I don’t have my phone with me (which happens once in a blue moon) it feels like a mini holiday. How sad is that!
Therefore I advocate for 1 hour a day without your phone, or at least, without the Internet on your phone, just be with your friends, family or by yourself and enjoy the freedom of not being connected with everyone.
In case you need even more convincing, CGD gives you 8 reasons why you should reduce your mobile dependency:
#1 – You will fully engage in conversations
When your thoughts are with that girl on your Facebook feed who posted another drama status, or with the group app that you find so interesting, you will never be able to fully engage with the person you are with. If you want to hold a proper conversation: be present, put your phone away and devote your time and attention to the other.
#2 – Relieve that mental burden
It brings a lot of clutter in your life! We feel the need to keep up with what everyone is doing in their lives and are always busy branding our personal image on the social media platforms. This is all a mental burden and an absolute waste of time! Reducing your mobile dependency will be a relieve to your mind.
#3 – Reduce distraction
Mobile phones are nowadays nothing more than a distraction. A lot of good things came out of it, but it also makes us so distracted from the ‘real’ life that is happening around us. How often do you look at your mobile phone to see if you received any notifications?
#4 – Focus on your surroundings
Sometimes when I am travelling by public transport I completely lose track of where I am, simply because all I focus on is my phone. We miss out on so many beautiful surroundings, happenings and people because we find checking our notifications way more interesting and important.
#5 – Break the addiction
Yes, it is an addiction! Some of my friends can’t even put their phones away during dinner (how rude!)
#6 – Have more time
You will be surprised when you realise how much time you spend on your phone. Instead of looking at your phone first thing in the morning, go for a run, meditate and just keep your ‘sleepy’ Zen moment before you rush back into the digital world.
#7 – Reduce drama
Some people feel the need to share all their drama on social media platforms, and, to be honest, most of us girls love to read it (although we pretend to hate it!). Even though it is not your drama, you will form an opinion, sometimes discuss it with others and, therefore, you bring more clutter drama into your head.
#8 – Find value in yourself
You are not the amount of followers, likes or comments you have. The moment you think your value depends on your social media presence, you will start to lose yourself and a sense of reality. Find your value in yourself, not in social media.
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