My iPhone is an hour away & I have no chance of obtaining it for the next four days. Upon realizing its location I initially panicked. However, my stress did not last long because being away from my phone presents a unique opportunity, an opportunity for rest.
Let us admit that our cell phones cause us anxiety. Yes, they are helpful, but personally there have been many days I have wanted to disable my smart-phone or simply return to 2001 when everyone had the same Nokia phone. You know the phone I am talking about because back then the only interruption from our phones was a call and a RARE text message. Now we get more texts than calls, plenty of e-mail, and constant app notifications. We also are addicted to surfing the Internet, checking social media, or playing games. Slowly we have become use to the noise and alerts from our phones, but I would argue we would appreciate a break from our cell phones. Therefore, when I realized I would be apart from my iPhone for four days I embraced this opportunity for rest and renewal [Read more…]