How long have you owned a cell phone? It’s hard to remember what life was like before them, isn’t it? There are good and bad sides to having one. But all I have to do is forget my phone when I leave the house, and I remember in a hurry why they are so handy!
Here’s my current phone wallpaper:
My one word for this year is Fearless so I made a background to remind me. It doesn’t mean “fearless” as in bold and brave, it means fear-less, as in lack of fear. I don’t want to live my life in anxiety and stress, both of which are really fear. My word applies to different areas of my life, and it’s helpful to have this visual reminder.
I bought a new phone cover yesterday…$7.99 at TJ Maxx:
I happen to love vintage patterns, and this one makes me smile. We should surround ourselves with lovely things that feel right, in my opinion. Life can be hard, and little beauties feed our souls.
Cell phone use can become pervasive in our lives. For me, the ringer gets turned off at night, and usually during homeschool time. Checking email or Facebook is saved for after my journaling/reading time in the morning. I try not to let messages distract me during work time in the afternoon. Too much fractured thinking isn’t good for our brain. Constant interruptions of checking the phone can create anxiety and underlying confusion in our minds.
I can’t say I’ve mastered the art of perfectly managing cell phone use. It sneaks in here and there when it really shouldn’t. On the other hand, it’s great to have a camera, calendar, email, Social Media, graphics tools, lists, weather, and more at my fingertips!
How do you manage your cell phone use? Do you set rules for yourself or do you just go with the flow?
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