Hunter's phone decided to stop working for about 5 hours today. Conveniently in the middle of us doing a heavy amount of digitally based work from said phone. So that's awesome when it happens.
Actually, it provided a fantastic observation; I enjoyed relinquishing my phone's constant state of availability. It was a welcome and unplanned digital detox which always lends freedom and clarity. Like so many of us, I actively use my phone for many work, leisure, and organizational purposes.
Phones and technology are wonderful aspects to our worlds and although I founded a business with a high focus on digital engagement and interaction, I am a huge proponent of breaks from it all. Sometimes I do a workout sans phone-no music or anything, or put it up and away from easy grasp, or in the case of today where I lent my phone to Hunter, I feel a sense of gratitude for remembering to forget about the phone.
I reach more for books, feel a lessened sense of general anxiety, and find my creativity gets a refresher helping me work harder when I get back to projects, planning, and hustling along.
Lose your phone more often, lovebugs. Recharge, reboot, and stop to smell the flowers!