Today I’m going to take care of myself in the following way: whenever I find myself in line for a coffee or waiting at a red light or with a few moments between meetings, I’m not going to pull out my phone.
Instead of filling the moments of pause with productivity or a mindless scroll on social media, I’ll instead gift myself with a moment to be alone. I’ll check in with my body and see how I’m feeling. Or I’ll ask myself about my emotions. Maybe I’ll just daydream for a second or allow myself to anticipate something good coming my way. It doesn’t really matter. The joy will come in the mystery of not knowing what will come up so long as I don’t pull up my phone.
Almost all the recent research shows the less time we spend on our phones, the happier we become. So give it a try today. What’s the worst thing that could happen? You miss a Facebook post you can always see tomorrow?
And let’s get really honest: did you really wanna see that Insta post in the first place?