Hello bloggers! Our 2017 is almost half done. Like someone once said,” The more you worry about yesterday, lesser adventurous will your tomorrow be.” So we should be more interested to plan to finish off the remaining of 2017 and not worry about the past. On that note let’s start!
A few months back I was invited by a really inspiring blogger Pradita Kapahi to join the phone free day initiative. Although I did try it out on a few occasions I didn’t share my experience. Today I’m here for that!
So what’s this phone free day initiative all about? What are the rules and regulations? It isn’t very complicated. If I put it in one sentence.
Avoiding usage of the mobile phones(and other communicative devices) for an entire day.
Picking up emergency calls is permitted though. Please note the the adjective used was emergency!
I did this challenge a few weeks back. I did a full charge of my phone before sleeping the previous night and switched it off.
Usually when I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is check my notifications (who doesn’t do that these days).
However, this time I woke up as usual on my regular time(thanks to my regular habits) and as I always do, thanked the almighty for this new day. A simple start I would say!
This was followed by the usual morning stuff(which is unusual for a lot of people😋)
Being a holiday that day I quickly got down to my books(they never betray you).
If ever there was a no book challenge I bet every student would be into it, even for months!
So I basically spent my entire day, reading textbooks, eating and also some time with friends just talking about random stuff (you never need any topic when sitting with friends. Even if it’s just pointless talking, it’s still so real!)
People who wanted to talk to me came to my room(who otherwise would just give a call, even if they stay next door)
I felt as if I was living my innocent childhood days when all I knew to do was be real and not be an addict to the virtual world.
The head feels so much more relaxed. You are not worried about the speed of your WiFi or the funny videos and messages in group chats. It’s just you and your reality.
I would suggest you all to actually try this for yourself. I know that in this hectic world it isn’t easy to totally avoid these devices but maybe just one day in a month. Like Pradita has been doing for three months in a row now.
This one day will be more than enough to help you realise that you can be happy and independent.
Do try it and share your experiences and don’t forget to pass on this chain of change!
Have an amazing day! God bless!