So my week of no phone evenings continued to be even better than I expected. I woke up Thursday morning counting down the hours til 5:00, which was a far cry from Monday when I wanted to put her to bed at 6:00.
I love the no phone times. Zoya gets a lot more attention, random things get cleaned, I’ve upped my yoga time, and I’m reading magazines.
The addicted side of my still unthinkingly reaches for my phone so I can try again to beat my MahJong score. But when I resist and pass time without my phone it feels like a brain fog is clearing.
I always think that I will be outside longer if I bring my phone for entertainment, but I have found that I stay out much longer when I leave it inside.
I started this for Zoya. I don’t want her to grow up seeing me constantly staring at electronics. She has definitly enjoyed the results and has been much better behaved. But it has truly been fantastic for me. I actually feel the slightest bit nauseous when I pick up my phone. My brain has gotten used to clean air and so I notice the smog more.
It’s a weekend, so I don’t have to wait til 5:00. I’m shutting down now. See you on the flip side.
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