Yep those words came out of my mouth last night. Like I was some sort of temper tantrum throwing 2 year old. What the What? I’m an almost 30 year old woman, freaking out at her husband cause he wanted me to put the cell phone away so he could talk to me and actually have me pay attention. Not one of my finest moments. So today, I am facing my phone addiction.
It never used to be this way. Heck I didn’t even have a cell phone until I was 23. But now… well now I have a problem. I even take my phone with me into the bathroom! Cause you just never know when someone is going to tweet me or comment on a intagram post or ask me a question on facebook or send me a request on candy crush (which is a whole other addiction issue of its own).Here’s a scary example of my phone addiction: while in the midst of writing the last 160ish words of this post I’ve stopped and checked my instagram/twitter/facebook on my phone… 3 times. THREE FREAKING TIMES!
I think its safe to say that I have just a tiny little bit of an addiction to my phone. Just a tiny one though *insert sarcasm here*
I found this when I googled “phone addict”… I’m not 100% sure the stats are still accurate… but you’ll get the point.
Scary right? I said yes to 8 out of the 9 scenarios! Houston we have a problem!
Good Night! I’ve turned into a phone zombie!
What brought on this startling bit of self-realization? Well I didn’t know what to post about today… so I looked at my writing prompts that I keep lying around… “What is something you could never giveaway?” First thought – my fabric “collection”. Second thought – MY PHONE!! Then my brain started remembering last night and all the times my hubs has made comments about me “ALWAYS” being on my phone.
Well… if I am being honest with myself, which apparently is what I am doing in this post, I am always on my phone. Sometimes I have to charge it twice in a day. TWICE! If that’s not a big’ole flashing neon warning sign I don’t know what is! The Huffington Post has a whole bunch of articles about cell phone addiction, and I’m pretty much a poster child for phone addiction.
Ok… obviously some life, marriage and possibly even soul saving steps are in order!
Here’s my plan:
1. Turn the phone OFF at night. Like actually off off.
2. If hubby is up/at home (damn you night shift) then the phone stays plugged in, and not in my hands. If I want to check it I will get up, go into the kitchen check for 3 minutes max, and go back to hubby… with out the phone! *shudder* Typically this means from 3 to 6 pm I won’t be on my phone like white on rice. If you need me and you have the number, you’ll have to call.
3. Turn off/leave the phone in another room when its time to work on blog stuff. In fact I should probably make this a rule for all social media stuff. Then maybe it won’t tale me 47 hours to write one single blog post.
4. Be present in the every day. I’m going to try to focus on MY life/blog/business and not so much on everyone elses.
Now all of this doesn’t mean that I won’t be sharing awesome pictures of my favorite coffee mugs on instagram or laughing/commenting at twitter drama (Oh my lanta that’s a whole other 5 part series) it just means that when there are humans around to pay attention too, I’m going to try to *Gasp!* focus on them.
Lets see how all this goes shall we? You can bet your lucky socks that I’ll be letting you know how my phone addiction is doing sometime soon 🙂
Do you have a cell phone addiction too? Maybe we should start a support group!