Have you noticed that in the past few years, everyone seems more interested in their phones than in living their actual life? The amount of people I see in a day with their eyes glued to their phone while they walk, visit, and do everyday activities is pretty insane and hilarious! Much like this video…
Get Off Your Phone Once In A While!
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
Obviously I have a cell phone and use it to find places, look up random facts, and check in on some business stats, but I do not look at it every moment of every day.
Probably the biggest reason I was on my phone was to check out Facebook, which is yet another reason I banned Facebook from my life!
Something amazing happens when you put down your phone and look around…you pay attention to your life. You start using your senses, such as smell and taste, and the present moment becomes much clearer to you.
One thing I can tell you from all my personal growth, and the lessons I have learned from all the self-help books I have read, is that living in the moment is where it is at.
- You reduce stress.
- You stop worrying so much.
- You remember moments more clearly.
- You experience more moments in your life!
- You spend time with people you love instead of time in your head thinking about the future or past.
- You feel more ALIVE!
- You don’t have regret about missing out on moment.
I’m worried about the kids today. Are they going to grow up and say, “Oh shit, I don’t remember much of my actual life…but I do remember spending a lot of time looking at a tiny computer screen!”?
What about us adults that can’t remember life without a phone? Are we going to look back and regret the wasted time we spent zoning out on social media or other places instead of actually enjoying our time while we had it?
Just a thought: You may want to get off your cell phone when you are out living life.