Monthly Marriage Goal - Putting Down My Phone

Back in October, I got my first smartphone. I was super excited because it was going to make my life so much easier! I'm constantly on the go and having my e-mails, social media, web browser, salon apps, etc. all with me when I need them was REALLY appealing. Joe however, wasn't so thrilled. He always told me, "I'm never getting you a smartphone because you would never take your eyes off of it." I always laughed at him and told him that he had no faith in me, but this past month I've noticed  that there are a lot of times he has to tell me that I should put down my phone for a few minutes and pay attention to what's going on around me. Checking Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on a regular basis has become a bad habit of mine. I'm not proud of it, and I want to do something to change it.

No Cell Phones

From Luke's Diner in Gilmore Girls

Goal:

My goal this month is to become less dependent and attached to my phone before it becomes a huge problem. I check my phone a lot just because it's there and I can, and it's something that really bugs my husband! If the phone is across the room in my purse, I don't pay attention to it until it rings, or until I'm getting ready to leave for somewhere. Yes, I have a few e-mails waiting, maybe a few Facebook and Instagram notifications and every so often, I've neglected a text or two, but it's not the end of the world and people can wait, right!?

Mini Goal:

My goal for this week is to try and only check my phone once an hour unless I have a legitimate reason to, like if I'm texting someone, or need to search for something, etc. I won't pick up my phone just to look at my social media for the millionth time that day. I think I will get a lot more accomplished each day and my husband will be happier with me!

Are you attached to your phone too much?

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