You know the feeling you get when you leave your apartment without your phone - a mer 12 hours of separation anxiety. Or what about when you're out running errands only to find that your phone just died and you have no idea how to get to the next place. No Siri, no maps, no phone calls, no texts. Nada.
It's in these moments that I've never felt more reliant on something in my life. Just think about the number of times you check social media or your email a day. I find myself checking Instagram and Facebook way too many times. It's so hard to shut off with how addictive everything is at our fingertips.
Mike and I set a rule in our bedroom that we both constantly break - no checking emails or social media before we read our daily devotionals in the morning. Yet I still find myself hiding under the covers to hide the screen glare from him. The truth is, I'm far too dependent on my phone.
I recently downloaded the app Moment, which tracks the amount of time your on your phone, pickups included. I've had it for almost one month now and was seriously amazed by the number of hours I'm on my phone in a given day. If your with me and/or curious for how long you're on you phone, I would highly suggest downloading the app and finding out for yourself.
I'm writing this post not you give you a sob story but because I need a break from this object I rely so much on. I want to live more in the moment, to create memories with the people around me, not worrying about how many likes are on my last social post. This is not to say that I'm completely throwing my phone in the trash because we all know I could never do that, but I will make an effort to enjoy my surroundings more. I know I'm not alone in this - leave a comment if you're struggling with this too - we can get through this together!