Ever such a thing as too much information? Or nah?
Or are we all focussing way too much time on things that don't matter? And actually absorbing a lot of irrelevant shit whilst our emotional and mental intelligence gradually dissolves? Remember the days when we spoke on the phone ? 5 day pass? Remember when the systems used to crash & we'd be gassed for the '3 calls' msg that instantly circulated ? #orAmIJustOld
I've been feeling for a while that over the last 10 years, this rectangular device that I hold in my hand has gradually gained importance, importance that it doesn't really deserve and a lot of time that I could be using in better ways. It's provided a way to feel included whilst you're actually in isolation.It's provided information, at times too much information about things that are really not important to my happiness and wellbeing.
A lot of people are comfortable in this bubble, in this 'new reality' and that's cool but I feel I need to take a step back.
So for the month of November I intend to have a smart phone detox. This will include me getting a 'dumb phone' where I can only call & text, I will still check my email a couple of times a day via my laptop for work and in this time I intend to introduce a few positive habits to my daily routine and spend all that time I spend scrolling Instagram watching crazy videos & reading about hideous injustices around the world on writing, living and creating positive stuff in my zone.
I also think it will be nice to be completely in the moment for the first time in 9 + years; my child shouldn't have to constantly compete for my attention, that might sound like a harsh and honest comment but even the greatest of parent, I know has had that time they've said '1 sec.. wait a minute..' to their child who's ran in enthusiastic about something while they're half way through typing an 'important' message on WhatsApp.
This will be a test for me, I think if people are truly honest with themselves it would be a test for them too but I welcome the challenge & feel it can only be a good thing.
Feel free to join me.. ✌if you think you won't actually die from lack of likes 🤣🤣😂