#14 Put your phone away.

Confession: It is Friday afternoon as I write this; queuing it up to be released into the world tomorrow morning. 

By the time you read this, I will already be basking in the glory of the great Canadian wilderness, off on a weekend camping trip.

My 14th act of kindness is one that I encourage you to consider as you begin your weekend. I’m simply not bringing my phone with me on this trip; completely disconnecting and giving the lovely people I’m with my undivided attention.

Those who know me are very familiar with the sight of my iPhone glued to my hand. Much to the chagrin of my mother, I’m one of those obnoxious people that walks and text as if it were an Olympic sport.

Full disclosure: I walked into a mailbox once. Nobody saw. So it basically didn’t even really happen, right? Phew.

Over the last few months, my obnoxious phone usage has been at an all-time high. So although the idea of leaving my phone behind is already giving me a little bit of separation anxiety, I know that it will be much appreciated by my companions.

And with that, I have completed two full weeks of acts of kindness. Despite some small bumps in the road, I am feeling like a bit less of an asshole as each day passes.

Total Kindess Cost: $0

When was the last time you put your phone away for a full weekend?

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10 Comments

    • Thanks for the kind words! I’m blown away that people are following and enjoying. 🙂

  1. Ironically I’m reading this on my I-Phone and it’s the weekend. So not a good start. Like you I have my phone glued to my hand. I think modern technology can spoil how we interact. Through sacrifices we sometimes open our minds. 😃

    • Ha-ha. Hope you managed to unglue your iPhone for at least a portion of your weekend. 😉

      I actually found this exercise EXTREMELY difficult at the beginning (I kept reaching into my purse to grab my phone during the car ride up). It’s actually a reflex to reach for my phone and mindlessly check things on it.

      This is definitely an exercise I will be repeating more often and hope to incorporate many more phone-free weekends in the future. 🙂

  2. Congrats on two weeks…. and why can’t you give you, an act or more of kindness? You are more than deserving.
    I can relate to the ‘being unplugged’ sensation. I recommend the experience to all. For me, it is a sense of ‘freedom’.
    Enjoy your weekend. ren

    • Thanks, Ren. It definitely ended up being more of an act of kindness for myself. I really enjoyed unplugging and plan to do it more often in the future!

      🙂

    • Glad you’re enjoying. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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