No Phone Zone – Operation Shut Down
A few weeks ago, I decided I NEEDED to turn my phone off. Sometimes we become so consumed with electronics that it leaves no breathing space. I was in an extreme want of some space. So easily accessible to the world (oh, it’s morning, let me check Twitter…not ok).So I alerted my mom about the shutting down of my phone but told her to email me if it was immediate as I would be checking that.
Operation No Phone Zone was in full effect. It was simply refreshing. Completely in tune with what was around, my own thoughts (which can be a scary for me at times). Not having to answer to anyone. It was great! Honestly, I don’t remember what my life was like before a phone. Yikes.
So the conclusion is that it’s ok to sometimes turn your phone off or even to tell yourself not to check it for a couple of hours. I understand some people need to have their phones on – children, work, etc. However, the time that you don’t have access to your phone can be completely connecting with no electronic connection.