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Lose your phone

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!

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