May: Run a 5K
April: Beautiful Nails
March: Get Organized
February: Picture Projects
January: Get Healthy
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!