Hi everyone, another weekend gone. Time is just zipping by, but the snow isn’t disappearing quickly enough for my liking……
Today, I’m posting an article from ViralNova about “Getting a Divorce”. However, it’s not a divorce from husband and wife……
"This Guy Completely Convinced Me To Get A Divorce This Year. I’m Going To Do It.March 5, 2014Stories”
A husband and blogger named Jarrid Wilson wrote a post that we think all people need to see, whether you are married or not. After I saw it, I’m totally on board: time to get a divorce.
In his blog post, he writes:
Why I’m Getting a Divorce in 2014
Before you start assuming I will be leaving my wife, let me just tell you that’s just simply not the case. I’m looking to leave someone else. Someone you may not know about. Someone who takes up most of my time, distracts me from spending time with my wife, and even spends time with me during the late hours of the night.
Her name is iPhone 5. She’s extremely smart, funny, reliable, and keeps me up to date with all the latest trends. And although she’s always by my side, I can’t help but notice that she is keeping me from spending time with the people who matter most in my life: God, my wife, my family, and my dreams.
She’s really good at keeping my attention. So much so that I’ve been known to completely ignore people when they are trying to have a conversation with me. She tempts me to use her apps while at church, weddings and funerals, instead of enjoying the moment un-distracted. She even keeps me from working on personal projects that have strict dead-lines.
She’s extremely insensitive when it comes to my safety, and is always tempting me to be with her while I drive. I can’t help but notice she is slowly infecting my social life, my marriage, and the lives of those around me. Many people act like it’s no big deal, but I imagine the longer one ignores this issue, the worse one’s personal relationships will be affected in the long run.
We need to bring our phones back to being an accessory, not a priority.
2014 Challenge: Divorce your phone, your apps, your social-feeds, and engage in relationships with people that actually matter. Vow to spend a significant amount of time off your mobile-devices, unplugged, and instead get back to making personal relationships that will stand the test of time.
Other than God, my wife deserves to be the #1 priority in my life and I don’t want anything to get in the way of that. The reality is, we’re all married to our phones in one way or another.
Mind you. Not everyone struggles with this. But I hope you will take this into consideration regardless.
- Learn to balance the time you spend on your phone.- Make your phone an accessory rather than a priority.- Give yourself limitations as to when and where your phone can be used.- Control how you use your phone, and stop allowing your phone to control you.- Try spending parts of your weekends unplugged, offline, and away from your mobile device.
In 2014, I vow to divorce my phone. Will you join me? Share this with a friend, and let’s get the “Divorce Your Phone” movement going.
To read more of Jarrid Wilson’s posts, please visit his blog or Facebook page. For more advice and thoughts, follow him on Twitter!”
I’m personally, not addicted to constantly checking emails. One reason being, I have a relic “Treky” flip phone. It just takes too long and is frustrating for texting….It doesn’t even have a camera….(Maybe that’s a good thing…) It doesn’t even "BEAM ME UP SCOTTY"…
My husband and I were at a resort a few years ago, and were in the only non-inclusive restaurant. We were already seated and a family of mother, daughter, father, son came in. As soon as they were seated at their table, the father, daughter and son each brought out their electronic devices…….The mother just sat there, looking around, while the other three totally ignored her, and went on with their hand-held devices. There was absolutely no conversation between family members, and I felt really bad for the mother……However, having said that, this obviously went on at home too, because she didn’t seem to object, but took it in stride. I found it very, very sad to watch this family totally disconnected to each other. This happens more and more now that the world is so tech oriented.
On a funnier side…..I’m sure you’ve already seen the girl fall into the fountain in the mall…….
Some people can become sooooo absorbed in their devices, they end up being totally oblivious to their surroundings.I TOTALLY, TOTALLY AGREE WITH the new laws for distracted driving……http://video.theloop.ca/news/watch/-/3303097690001#.Ux30pfldWbI
On the flip side of the coin…..DURACELL is trying to get total strangers to connect in a bus stop shelter……..
http://videos-mdr.com/en/2014/03/08/duracell-chauffe-les-arrets-de-bus-montreal/Technology works in wondrous ways……
So have a great week, and let’s hope the snow disappears soon!….Until next time, Judy
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