Challenge: My phone does not go to bed with me.
Hours spent this week using my phone: 19 hours 40 minutes
Most used app: Pinterest, 6 hours 2 minutes
How it went:
This is the first week of my phone addiction challenge and it was surprisingly easy to not take my phone to bed with me. I have a basket on my desk where I empty my bag into and I just set my phone in there before bed and don’t pull it out until I get out of bed in the morning.
I had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted Tuesday of this week and I had done great with not taking my phone to bed up until Thursday. I’m literally writing this portion of the update while in bed. I was under the impression that I would be feeling back to normal by Friday. Well its Friday night and I still feel like garbage and I’m struggling to not take my phone to bed for naps and bed time.
Update: Successfully put my phone in the basket before bed. Then got up and got it around 3 am because of a nightmare.
How I’m feeling:
Aside from the wisdom tooth removal, I feel really good about the beginning of my journey to beat my phone addiction. I think starting out simple and easy was a good plan and while it didn’t work out perfectly due to poor planning on my part (or an innate cruelty towards myself) I think I’m off to a solid start.
Regardless of it all, I spent fewer than 20 hours on my phone this week and I’m pretty happy with that.
Next week is going to be the hardest week I think.
Come back next Saturday for an update on week two: phone ban between the 8 pm and 8 am.