May: Run a 5K

April: Beautiful Nails

March: Get Organized

February: Picture Projects

January: Get Healthy

 

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I am slightly worried about how this month will go.  And the fact that I am worried about it is slightly embarrassing.

This month, my goal is to put my phone down.  I feel as if it is an extension of myself.  If I go somewhere and forget it, I am slightly panicked the entire time.  I glance at it often, I check my email, facebook, instagram more then needed.  Like most people, I have a bit of an addiction to my smart phone.

I read an article that most people expeience anxiety if they lose/break their phone.  I experiences that when I lost my contacts.  As a culture, we are so reliant on this silly piece of technology.

Often, I have been with friends and everyone is on their phone.  I get irritated when someone appears to be half listening to me and half into their phone.  I know I am guilty of this as well.

There are many nights where I am looking at the phone while HJ plays in the distance.  I have said before I want to be more present.  Hopefully by setting this as a goal for myself I can actually achieve this.

Once we get home at night, I will be better about the phone.  I will not look at it during dinner.  After dinner, when we are playing, I will put it away.  Once HJ is tucked in tight, I can catch up on the phone.  While he is awake, I will be a present mom.

Hopefully, doing this throughout the month of June will make me realize how much I don’t actually need my phone.

Anyone else want to try out this challenge with me?  I may need support!

 

10 Thoughts on “A Year of Resolutions: June

  1. brian on June 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm said:

    Kristen, I wish you the best of luck this month…I could do anything else but not what your going to attempt.
    Maybe do it not so much cold turkey, maybe only respond to emails or texts that people send you…don’t initiate.
    Brave you are….My hero…

  2. This is great. I try to do this, too. Dinner is “no phone zone”, just nice family chats. I also try to do this while at their sports events – that way they can look over to me (which they do far too often) and know that i think what they’re doing is important. Obviously some things cannot wait, so I try to quickly reply/answer. Shouldn’t be as hard as it is though. :(

  3. I’ll do this with you! I’ve been thinking about this a lot the past couple weeks. I’m going to designate the time I pick Evie up from daycare ’til bedtime as my “no phone zone”. It’ll be hard, but we can do it!

  4. I hear ya sister! Great idea and I will join you!

  5. I already do this, and I promise you, you WILL survive, and you will be BETTER for it! I do not have a smart phone, as I can’t afford one, but I do have a texting phone, and I can receive emails, check FB, etc. To get out of the habit of doing such things (as they were utterly annoying my child to the point of her wanting to throw mommy’s phone away) I silence my phone. In fact, I keep it on silent almost all day. You know what? I don’t miss much when it comes to the phone, but I gain everything that I do experience while not looking at it. I only peek at it every so often to see if a text or a call came through that I need to return, but no more noises alerting me a message or email has arrived. No more rude and unnecessary interruptions. Another thing I’ve given up? Internet at home. I’m on it during the day at work where I check emails, FB, web sites I enjoy, blogging, etc. But, now when I’m home, I’m present for my kid and my life, not attached to what I think I need to do online between the hours of 6 and 11PM. It’s been a huge blessing, not to mention a savings of $30 per month! Good luck! I know you can do it. :) XOXO-Kasey

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