Have you ever sat down and just thought about how often your phone is actually in your hand? I have and the results terrified me.
Take a moment to just sit and think about your daily routine and concentrate on how often your phone is placed in your hand.
Morning- I know the first thing that I do on a morning is switch off the alarm (on my phone) and check to see if I have any notification. I then tend to spend my first ten minutes of the day lying in bed and scrolling through numerous social media apps to see if anything interesting happened while I was asleep.
Work- I think it’s pretty good that I have a job where I can’t have my phone out as it stops me from getting distracted but unfortunately that means 80% of my lunch break is then spent checking to see if anything exciting has happened since the last time I checked my phone three hours prior.
Evening- From the moment I get home my phone is by my side no matter what room I am in. When I’m eating my phone is on my table next to my plate and I’m somebody who hates when people sit on their phones at the dinner table yet I have to have mine nearby. When I go in the bath/shower I take my phone in the bathroom though I will not go on it as I’m scared of it getting water damage. The last thing I do before going to bed is checking I have no notification and setting my alarm for the next day.
Looking at the results is pretty disturbing. The scariest thing is sitting and watching other people. When you go for a meal or just for a drink at the local coffee shop you will realise people don’t sit and have conversations like they used too as they are too busy texting other people or taking pictures of their food or drink to upload to the internet. But maybe the problem is that no matter where you go now a large percentage of places will have wifi, including the library!
People always go on about how great phones are but are they just drifting us further apart from each other? Let me know what your thoughts are below.