This week I realised life is possible without my iPhone since it got disabled due to a bug or like my brother suggests “got hacked”. It was just one fine afternoon when I was watching a YouTube video and went outside the room for a quick house chore. When I came back and tried unlocking my iPhone 6s it said the passcode was incorrect.
TRAGEDY!!!!! After several attempts the phone locked itself for an hour and I had no option than to watch the birds fly outside and listen to the traffic at home. Horrible! I know. Along the way I realized few things as to how much addicted and dependant I am for my phone. I hardly remember any numbers of my friends. I just remember the numbers of my parents and husband. That’s a total of 3 numbers! All my data, my budget, passwords, reminders is saved on my phone. Without it I was like a lost puppy.
For the first few hours my breathing was effected with a little blurry vision. I didn’t know what to do without my iPhone in my hand. Someone might be Whatsapping me? Maybe they sent me a Facebook message. The anxiety of not knowing anything that was going on social media was driving me crazy till my kids got me busy with them. Soon I was distracted with house chores and taking my kids out for Football.
After a couple of hours I started feeling relieved and free from the social networking burden I have taken over myself. I could breathe deeply and freely without my mind racing a million times in a second. I just stopped and looked around! That feeling… that moment was beautiful.
Can you imagine ten years ago someone writing their experience about not having a phone with them? Things have changed this was the best accidental detox I had from Social Media and I loved it.
Have a blessed day! xoxo