So here’s the thing… I feel like the reason that I haven’t been able to achieve my goals (on top of being lazy) is because of this addiction that I have to my cell phone. I spend far too much time either playing games on my phone or just mindlessly scanning through social media without a purpose. Half of the time I don’t even know what it is I’m looking at and am instead lost in a daydream. I’m sure I’m not the only one out there that this happens to. Even if you’re embarrassed to admit that you’re in the same boat as me, you know who you are. It’s a real problem.
To put this into perspective for you, I have 5 games (give or take) that I play daily. Once my energy runs out on one, I move on to the next. This seriously eats up 2 hours of my morning after I wake up. 2 whole freaking hours?!?! Are you kidding me? That’s just plain ridiculous. This isn’t including my soduko app or my crossword app… so yea. Also that’s just the time I spend on them before I get up for the day and take my dog out. Give it about an hour or so and I’m back at it again, trying to burn my energy. This happens all day long.
Oh, and have I told you how much I hate Facebook these days? All those political posts and hateful messages drive me nuts and I talk about deleting my page at least one a week… but I don’t. I just keep scanning through it, eating up precious time, and not really coming across anything worthwhile. Of course I won’t delete my Facebook or other social media. Not only is it key to being successful in any online business, but that’s also how I stay in touch with some people. But scanning through it for hours during the day isn’t beneficial.
I always start my day with goals and things that I want to make happen, but always get sucked in by my phone. This has led to me having three months off from a real job, with nothing to show. How disappointing, right? Oh and not to mention, I’m pretty sure it’s taken a toll on my eyesight as well. I’m squinting much more frequently and my left eye gets a little blurry at times. I used to have perfect vision LOL.
So, after some deliberation, I’ve decided that for the next week, I’m going to go through a cell phone detox. I am not going to be including text messages or phone calls in this detox seeing as those things are kind of required. But I will be removing all of my gaming apps from my phone. I will also only go on social media if it’s business related (or if I’m communicating with someone through there). There will be no more mindless scrolling.
As of 7 o’clock (most likely earlier) I will not be using any technology for the rest of the day. It is time to get back into my reading and writing habits 😁. Also, hopefully I’ll go to sleep at a decent hour as well.
I’m really frustrated that I’ve allowed this to go on for so long. I have had so much time that I could have been using so much more productively, and instead I squandered it. No more. I can’t wait to see how much I can actually accomplish and change when I really focus my time and energy rather than allowing this addiction to absorb all of my time.
Can’t wait! I’ll be sure to keep you updated😘