My Secret Weapon: No Cell Phone
It may come as a shock to many of you out there, but our family owns nothing more than a cheap pay as you go cell phone. We keep it in the vehicle for emergencies and might use it for one or two calls per month. Yeah, we just might be the only ones left in the world without a smart phone.
I get asked about it all the time and people cannot believe that I can run a website (or even function on a daily basis) without an iPhone or some other similar device. But it’s been this way for years and I don’t really plan on changing things.
I’m a guy who’s on my computer a lot, and I’m the first to admit how disconnected I am to things around me while on it. But here’s the beauty of it all. When I’m away from home or if my computer screen is shut, I’m in the moment and can focus on my Family or whomever else I’m with. No distractions, no temptation to get online, and no pinging or dinging sounds from my pocket.
I’ll also never be one of those drivers who spends more time looking at their cell phone screen than the road, because I simply do not use one. Oh, and you haven’t already, I invite all cyclists to join our “Drop the Phone” campaign.
I have no problems with smart phones or how consumed many people are with them. I’m just saying that I prefer my life this way and feel so free by not having one for myself. It really is my secret weapon.
I still might have a few things to learn about living life in the moment, but I sure do know that being cell phone free is something that helps get me closer to being fully there.