Last April I wrote a post about giving up Facebook
At that time I did a whole month without using the site. Since then things have just gone back to how they were, if not worse.
My alarm goes off on a morning, on my phone, so the first thing I do is pick up my phone and before getting out of bed scroll through emails, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…… I read the news on my phone whilst having my morning cuppa and breakfast…… Have a quick flick through social networks again while out walking, and again while eating lunch, and during the afternoon………
I even don’t give TV programmes my full attention as my phone is in my hand.
My phone is never, ever far from my hand. My 13 month old daughter knows how to unlock my iPhone and access apps – doesn’t know what to do from there, but that is enough to show me I use it too much in front of her. Our almost 4 year old has been playing games on iPods for over 2 years now which is terrible. Both of them have learnt to do this because they see both me & their Dad constantly with our phones.
I am neglecting my children, my husband, myself, my friends and our home due to my use of my iPhone. Well, ultimately it’s use of the internet as I don’t spend a lot of time talking or texting on my phone!
After this post, my phone will be put in a pocket or put on the side and if it rings I will answer it but I am not allowing myself to check emails or social networks nor do random googling. Not until the evening when the girls are in bed and I’m sitting down to relax.
I’m exchanging my phone camera for my actual camera too and will use that for taking photos of things we do instead.
I’m avoiding Facebook altogether for at least a week. I love seeing photos and catching up on good news, but hate conflict and blatant lies. For some reason it stresses me out so that’s off completely.
But I will continue to blog with my progress and difference it might make to my life. (Only in evenings though!)