It seems I have a problem. One I believe to be common amongst recent generations. I appear to be addicted to my phone. I use it so much that it needs charging at least twice a day.
The thing is, about 90% of the time I have my phone in my hand it is a complete waste of time. I could be doing anything else: painting a picture, reading a book, doing pottery, anything really! (My mind went blank on examples) instead I habitually pick up my phone, unlock it, look at a few apps, lock the phone, put it down and then literally within minutes I will pick it back up and do it all over again.
I feel a slight panic that if I do not have the screen in my line of sight, I might miss something. Really, what could I miss in the space of 38 seconds?
Even if I am doing something such as watching a movie, phone goes in hand, I log into IMDB and I am looking up the movie I am supposed to be watching.
This is completely bad form on my part and I suppose the only way to break the habit is to get into the habit of not looking at it, but at this point that seems like a catch 22. Have they yet invented an app that locks your phone for a few hours unless it is an emergency? Because I need that stat!
I wonder if there are many phone related hand injuries, or something that causes long term damage from propping the device on your pinky for the majority of the day. I could in fact look into that with the phone that is in my hand as I write this, but I won’t. I will waste my time looking at nothing.
I wonder what I can accomplish if I put my phone down for long enough. I think it is time to find out.
Until next time, remember there is beauty outside of your devices. (A lesson I need to learn too!)