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Why You Should Take a Tech Break

(Reminiscing on HOW. STINKING. HOT!!!!! It was when we took this photo. So much fun.)

I know I know I know…you’re rolling your eyes. “This is just another one of those TEENAGERS NEED TO PUT DOWN THEIR PHONES AND CONNECT WITH OTHER HUMANS” posts.

And . . . 

You’re right.*

*partially

But I’m only giving you guys this advice because I WENT PHONE-LESS . . . FOR A WEEK!!! 

*children of the world gasping*

HOW COULD YOU SAY SUCH A THING, AMANDA?? 

Okay, so, truth be told, I never wanted to go phone-less because I thought I legit couldn’t. I thought I couldn’t function without it. How would I find friends to study with? How would I tell them where I am?

WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT MY STOCK MARKET APP?!?!?!

Well.

Lemme tell you.

I survived.

And I learned a lot while I was at it.

Here is my little talk about why you too should go phone-less.

– You can interact with people –

This is a lost art. How many times have you hidden behind your phone? YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, SMOL CINNAMON ROLL. You’re walking down the sidewalk at your school, or maybe through your church, and you’re feeling extra introverted. Then you see someone you know.

AH!! A HUMAN!

So you hide behind your phone.

I’m sure you’ve NEVER done this . . . but I have.

When I didn’t have my phone, I wasn’t able to use it as a barrier between myself and other people. I had to force myself to be friendly.

And it was actually nice! I couldn’t believe how many people I was saying hi to because I knew them and I was like WHOA . . . I’m so popular. ;) No, not really, but still.

There is a whole world around us that we’re missing out on!

– People can interact with you –

I don’t know if this is a coincidence or not, but the day I went phone-less SO MANY GIRLS TOLD ME THEY LIKED MY DRESS!! It was definitely over five.

While I’m not saying if you go phone-less you’ll get a bunch of people telling you your outfit looks great, I AM saying that you’ll have more opportunity to interact. And YOU can tell someone you like THEIR outfit!

Also, I found that you could share a little smile. And who knows if you made someone’s day? You never know when people are having a Monday Funday, and just smiling at them could give them the little bit of happiness they need to finish strong.

Will you give up your phone for a day or two? ;)

  • Sarah Kate

    I actually ended up getting my phone taken away for a month because I was using it during school (don’t use your phone during school, people!!!) and the first few days I was like, “UGH I’M DYING, HOW WILL I EVER SURVIVE????????” but now it’s more like, “Ahhh, no distractions for me…let’s go do something productive.” And I’ve found that not being able to use it for a whole month is actually really refreshing!!!

    • Whoa, a whole month!! Oh my goodness! It actually really is refreshing! Just don’t tell your parents lol or they’ll get ideas . . . XD

  • I just got my phone a year ago now but I’m pretty dependent on it. Haha. I think I would be willing to give up my phone for a day but maybe a day that I was actually doing something because I use my phone like after school when I’m waiting for my parents to pick me up and at home because I have nothing else to do or need to do blog stuff and don’t have access to a computer. I’m pretty sure that was a run on sentence. :)

    • It’s amazing how we can grow so attached to, basically a bit of sand and metal!! That is debatable haha!

  • I don’t have my own phone, but I have gone without wifi for a week or two and it always makes me feel better!!! I’ll have to do it again soon! :)
    GREAT POST!
    – Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

    • It’s a good practice; kind of like a tech cleansing. ;)