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No Phone Challenge

Sounds nuts, right? It probably is and this may or may not be the worst idea ever but I am going to go phone-free for the next week. Reason being is that it is just a huge distraction right now with people sending me messages, getting into time consuming text conversations, aimlessly scrolling because I am bored or sad, and overall just wasting time. I feel like I can’t unplug because of the constant notifications sucking me back in. I decided to Google some info to see if going cell-phone free was a viable option and read this encouraging article that convinced me to give it go. So, it’s off as of T-minus twenty minutes ago and I feel a little giddy. I have told everyone who generally contacts me via text to email me or call my landline (yes, I do have one) to get in touch. Or hell, let’s have lunch or get coffee or go see a movie or live our lives outside of our cellphones!! My Instagram and Twitter will be a little dark for awhile but I will be back before you know it (not that my content has been super great lately). This also means that I won’t be liking or commenting on your fabulous posts but I will make up for it when I get back!! I am sure this sounds very holier than thou which is not at all my intention and I am just doing this for a bit of a cleanse and to see if I can actually survive an entire week without a cellphone. Praying to the universe that calamity doesn’t strike πŸ˜›

On my mobile hiatus I hope to; read some books, paint something, watch some documentaries, learn a new language – no, I am exaggerating but it just amazes me how much time I have been dinking around on social media, shopping, window shopping and web-surfing! What do you think? Could you do it? Let me know in the comments and wish me luck. I feel better already, actually I feel like I am probably going to have a blow-out on the way home and have to do some old school hitching but at least it will be exhilarating!

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12 Comments

  • Karalee

    Good luck on your challenge! I think it’s great to unplug every now & then, but I don’t think I could do it for a week since I use my phone for everything!

    • quitesimplystella

      Thank you πŸ™‚ It is seriously amazing how many thins we depend on phones for. I had to watch the news this morning for the weather, haha!

  • Makeup by TJ Snyder

    Really like this idea. I am trying to limit my time on my cell phone as well. I can’t go without it completely, but downloaded an app that helps with it and you can turn your notifications off and whatnot on it. Loving it so far.

    • quitesimplystella

      I have never heard of that but I like the idea! I think this is probably extreme but I just want to see if it can be done. I will report back on if I make it or not πŸ˜€

  • Hunida

    Oh! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts at the end of the experiment. I hate notifications so I just always leave my phone on silent, that way I can look whenever I feel like it/have time instead of right away.

    • quitesimplystella

      So far so good but we shall see πŸ™‚ I hate them too! That’s one of things that irritates me the most but that’s a great idea on how to manage them – I will have to give it a whirl when I turn it back on!

  • Anonymous

    I am not attached to my phone what so ever. I barely even turn it on. I don’t have an Iphone. I am saving up for one, because I’d like to have my music on one device. I have the first generation Ipod touch and a basic smart phone that I paid $20 for. I think you can do it. I’m not much into social networking. I do it a little, but basically just too busy with my actual life. lol.

  • Selena Hannah

    I barely put my phone on and that is only for Audible. I talk to my friend through wordpress all the time. Also, I let my phone die a lot. I am saving up for an Iphone, so I can have my music in the same device. I have a 1 st generation IPOD touch and it only puts sound into one speaker now. It is 8 years old. I’ve never put much stalk into social media and probably never will. I’d rather be living than scrolling. I am very confident that you can go through your no phone phase. Also, thank you for the Audible recommendation! I love it! Would love to know what you are listening to.

    • quitesimplystella

      It’s funny, I was thinking that less than 10 years ago, I didn’t even own a cellphone and have no idea how I’ve become so dependent on one! You’re right, there’s more to enjoy in life than what you can find in your phone. I’m considering just getting something for emergencies. I just finished Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda. Kind of on the teen fiction side but a pretty decent thriller! I actually really enjoy her books!

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