The end of last week I found myself getting more and more angry when my phone would suddenly go off. The constant *ping* and *beep* is actually starting to drive me mad! I have been half tempted to launch my mobile phone across the room but I know that if I broke it I would feel lost.
Then I realised that I have no happy medium with technology. My phone is always near me, whether it’s in my hand, on my desk or in my handbag. It is never that far away from me.
I reach for my phone when I’m bored to play games, when I’m with friends to take photos and whenever I am not doing something else.
I procrastinate on my phone, I watch pointless and silly videos for hours on my phone, I talk to friends through text, call and IM on my phone.
My phone is a part of me and I am a part of my phone. My phone has photos of me, it holds information about me, it connects me to virtual reality me.
I control my phone and my phone controls me. I set my alarm and my phone wakes me up. I write myself reminders and my phone reminds me. I put important dates into my calendar and my phone lets me know how long until these dates.
My phone can understand my voice and search for things I ask it to. My phone can automatically correct my spelling and grammar. My phone can alert me with a persons name and photo to let me know they are calling.
But I do not need my phone to do all these things for me. I choose to use it to do these things for me.
Me and my phone need a break. A sort of we will still see eachother but we aren’t dating relationship.
Yes I need you from time to time but I don’t need you living in my pocket.
So this week I’m going to start switching off. Ok not literally that’s too intense for my first ‘break-up’
I’m going to start putting my phone on silent and leave it in rooms that I am not in. I’ll use it when I need to and then I will put it away. Being part of Generation Z is wearing me out.
I want to use my time to do things I love. Put all my energy and effort into my blog and spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family. Those are the things I love, those are the things that deserve my undivided attention ♥