4 Things You Can Learn By Putting Down Your Cell Phone
Start writing a post

4 Things You Can Learn By Putting Down Your Cell Phone

You can be obsessed with your phone without being attached.

4 Things You Can Learn By Putting Down Your Cell Phone
She Knows Canada

Here are the facts: I am a millennial. I have all of the social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. I love the New York Times Crossword application more than your average grandma. I have delved into the world of "Clash of Clans" and taking selfies is one of my hobbies. I enjoy texting and indeed, being connected is something I value. My cell phone is usually in my vicinity, partially because it doubles as a wallet. Wallet phone cases are major key.

But, am I addicted to my phone? Absolutely not.

You probably just rolled your eyes and thought, "you are a liar" or you did not understand the posture I took after my opening paragraph. Fear not, I will explain. It is perfectly acceptable to enjoy your cell phone and have a cell phone free life too. Here are four ways putting down your cell phone (even though you love your cell phone) enhances your daily life.

1. Present Tense

Leaving your phone in your room for hours, allows for immersion into your present surroundings. Though you may be thinking about the past or future, there is no distraction, or nothing to interupt your current conversation.

2. People

Texting, FaceTime, and Snapchat are great. I am a massive fan of all of them. But nothing compares to face to face interactions. Humans seek out other humans. It is in our biological nature. Putting down your phone lets you feel that in its rawest form.

3. Comfort Zone

The best way to learn about yourself is to engage in things that are outside of your comfort zone. Trust me, its great. Try not taking out your phone when you feel uncomfortable. It will take a while to break the habit of retreating to it but after a while, you will not even notice.

4. Listening

This goes along with the latter three. I bet you are not listening to people around you as much as you think you are. I know I am guilty of it. Putting your phone down allows for constant attention.

There are ways to love your phone, without being constantly absorbed by it. Go ahead try it. You may just surprise yourself.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Women are known to lug around heavy purses with unnecessary items inside. How many of these useful items do you keep in your own bag? We need to be prepared with a list of things to have with us whenever we leave the house again.

Keep Reading... Show less

I personally love using song lyrics as my Instagram captions, especially from songs that I love or that mean a lot to me, and I happen to love Harry Styles and all of his songs! So I made a list of lyrics from each of his songs that you could use in your next Instagram caption.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone's been here. And, truthfully, it sucks. But in order to move on and get past something you need to allow yourself to feel it for what it is--all of the heartbreak and pain--and then you can start to take steps move on.

Keep Reading... Show less

11 Christmas Movies You'll Remember If You Were A 2000s Kid

Because I'm still reminiscing about simpler times.


The Christmas season is coming to an end, but it's not too late to get some last-minute movies in! Unfortunately, this year didn't look like a typical Christmas. While we can't have any big Christmas parties or family gatherings, we can still celebrate at home! Christmas is the best time for nostalgia, and we could all use some warm and fuzzy feelings as we wrap up a tough year and enter a new one that hasn't been proven any calmer, either.

As a kid who grew up in the 2000s, I can think of some of my favorite staple Christmas movies. If you're looking for recommendations or just a walk down memory lane, check out the list below.

Keep Reading... Show less

9 Reasons 'The Wilds' Should Be Your Next Binge Watch

The Wilds is the Best New Show on Amazon Prime


As we enter the new year, you might be looking for a great show to kick-off 2021. Look no further, I have the perfect recommendation. "The Wilds" was released on Amazon Prime last month and has been gaining traction steadily since then. This series of 10 one-hour episodes tells the stories of eight girls who find themselves on a deserted island after their plane crashed while they are on their way to a resort. Unlike other survival shows, there's a bit more to the story than what first meets the eye. This show is unique in characters, storytelling methods, and plot.

If you aren't convinced yet, allow me to provide you with a list of further persuasion.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Therapeutic Ways To Be Adventurous During The Pandemic

Add some music to reduce the COVID-anxiety a bit and perceive your surroundings as the elaborate setting of a land far, far away from home


Even if we are not traveling abroad at the moment, we can still travel locally while maintaining social distancing and preventative guidelines. Sometimes, the little things in life seem the most fascinating and joyous to us compared to the flamboyant luxuries that we perhaps have a wishful desire for.

So, as a potential remedy for our travel necessity, I have listed 5 alternative ways in which you can relish your traveling desires during this pandemic.

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Things TikTok Made Me Buy, And Now My Life Is So Much Better

Where would I be without my Revlon hair dryer or CeraVe skin products?! Thanks, TikTok.


TikTok is a great way to see what products are trending. People are sharing tips and tricks about items that they use to make their life happier, healthier, or just easier.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments