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Are you anchored to your smart phone?

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I’m probably one of the lucky ones. My vision has gotten worse over the years and now I need reading glasses if I want to use my smart phone beyond a phone or text device. So my normal inclination is if I’m going to use the web, I go to my computer. But over time I found myself becoming more and more wasteful with my time looking at that smart phone for a number of things I don’t need to be spending my time on. Not games, normal information crap.

Anchored to a cell phone?
Photo by Mike Hartley

So this week I’m un-chaining myself from that anchor and trying to return to the day where it was a phone or text device only. I’m going to see how much time I get back. Not reading work email alone when I’m off should give me lots of time. Not looking at the breaking news of the day, or what the market is doing or that cute video.

One has to prioritize what is important in life. And it’s not in a 5″x2.5″ screen. So look up, look around, make eye contact. say hello or have a nice day. Who knows, you might get a real like, and that is a genuine smile from someone.


Random Thoughts of the Day

It’s a lot easier to go to sleep when you feel like you might have accomplished something.

Doubt is a ever-present partner. It helps you get better at the things you know you aren’t sure of.

It’s okay to move on in most cases. Just don’t forget where you have been and where your roots are.

Danger = When both sides think that there is an imminent threat from the other side.

Safety = When both sides listen and talk and work out problems together.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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