Today, I tried to do something different.
I tried to go about my day WITHOUT incessantly checking my cell phone. I failed, miserably.
I think I made it about ten minutes, which is a personal best, but dismal in the grand scheme of things.
Remember the days of personal interaction? When two or more people would gather to speak to one another in person instead of sitting together but holding multiple text conversations with other people? See below.
Those days are over! Now, everyone is glued to their electronic device. Even babies. My two-year-old godchild knows how to unlock my phone and swipe to access her favorite apps!
Several studies have shown the negative effects that stem from overuse of said electronic device, but what are we to do? Miss an update on our favorite singer? Get behind in one of our GroupMe threads? No, not a chance! The world would end!
My solution now is simple: treat it like an addiction (because it is). Resist the urge as long as you can and when you've met your wit's end, then you can check those new texts, tweets, emails and Instagram posts. You can do it! I believe in you. You must believe in yourself! Resist! Resist!
But, just in case, on the off chance that you can't...