Try looking around! Yes... drop your phone.
New week starting. I dare you to try something new: pay less attention to your phone. Leave it behind sometimes or don’t bother to check every 5 minutes if there is any new message.
Go for it!
There’s nothing worse than feeling dependent on something so unispiring as a cellphone!
So what will be the benefits of this ‘disconnected’ week?
1. You will feel great to be unreachable in a world where we are expected to be so available.
You will realize you own your time! You are the boss.
When you disconnect from the outside world, you connect with yourself.
2. You will understand the true value of real interaction, presence, experience (be there!! Look at it through your own eyes, not the phone screen) and connecting.
3. You will be also taking care of your posture. You will not be looking down the whole time.
You will look better. You will stand out from the crowd, People will notice how confident you look.
Life doesn’t happen on a tiny inch screen.
Give the world around you and the people around you your undivided attention.
That’s where the good stuff is. Don’t miss it!
Take this seriously, like it is the last part of your designed task.
You've earned it!
Now taste success and you'll be ready for your next battle!
You'll remember the taste of victory and that will get your mind and energy ready for the following task.
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.