1. Your Phone
What is the longest you have gone with out checking your phone? Unless you are sleeping, are not allowed access, or are suffering from your 89th broken iphone screen – It is safe to assume your answer to this question was not that long. Just about everyone is glued to their phone these days. There was even a new language formed based on phones – Emojis! Our phones beep, flash, vibrate, sing, dance – anything to grab our attention. We are constantly waiting for the next notification. We have formed relationships with our phones; as they are often the first thing we grab in the morning and the last thing we see at night. There is no doubt technology has improved our lives; however, constantly being logged in does have its downsides. It has made us seriously anxious, less productive and endlessly distracted – even if we hate to admit it.
The next time you reach for your phone first thing in the morning, panic when you realize you have 3% battery, or feel the urge to scroll through your Facebook feed – Take a moment to ask yourself, what am I so attached to? Instead spend time reflecting on what you hope to accomplish for the day, be present with those who are around you or spend some time outside.