(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 . . .
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?!?!?!
Lemme tell you.
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.