Breaking Up With My Cell Phone

Breaking Up With My Cell Phone

If you aren’t mindful about the way you consume media, you will allow it to consume you.
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I've owned a phone since the second grade, and I've been through all sorts of phases with them:

1) the "use it to call my parents" phase

2) the "use it to play snake/solitaire" phase

3) the "use it to text my friends" phase

4) the "use it to listen to music" phase

5) the "use it to log onto AOL Instant Messenger" phase

And then about 5 years ago, on came along SOCIAL MEDIA, changing the whole ball game.

I thus entered a new "relationship," or phase, with my phone, one that I'd like to call:

The "I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU!"


I never thought that being overly attached to my phone was a serious problem until I came to the realization that I was using my phone to RUN AWAY.

Run away from what, you ask?

a) My awkwardness when I was in a room full of strangers I didn't know

b) My boredom/lack of motivation

c) My anxiety when it came to doing homework/anything else that seemed like it required too much brain juice

I then started to see that that I no longer spent time doing the things I actually LOVED, things like:

a) Finding and reading really amazing books

b) Engaging artistically (Painting, writing, drawing)

c) Having conversations with my parents (that did not involve me trying to maintain eye- contact with them while simultaneously texting my friends and checking all my social media accounts)

d) Practicing the piano (It has gotten rather dusty, I'm ashamed to say)

e) Problem-Solving/Critically Thinking (Because now I can just Google everything)

f) SLEEPING. (Texting friends, watching random videos > afternoon naps)

^ I gave all of those things simply because I was too hooked on social media.

This God-inspired realization made made me incredibly sad. I thought back to who I was when I wasn't overly attached to my phone. I was so much more creative and so much more ENERGETIC. I never fell asleep in class. I never compared my image to anyone else's. I never felt the urge to check my phone every 3 minutes. I felt free being me.


This year, I decided I wanted to go back to the "me" I was without a phone, except without giving up my phone entirely.

It has been a work in progress, but I see so much change in me ALREADY.

I'm less connected to my phone now and I'm more connected to the part of me that I lost to technology.

Here are 10 of the best things I ever did to detach from my cell phone usage:

1. Limiting the amount of social media apps I use.

2. Leaving my phone at home when I don't need to bring it with me.

3. Turning my phone on airplane mode 30 minutes before going to sleep.

4. Leaving my phone in my purse when I'm out with friends so that I am not constantly looking at it when I get notifications.

5. Buying a normal watch so that I'm not always checking my phone for the time (and thus avoiding any temptation to start using my phone for other things)

6. Refusing to BINGE on my photo-taking and photo-sharing. Not every moment in life is meant to be captured or shared. However, every moment is meant to be LIVED, and I intend on living in every moment by keeping my phone out of sight as much as possible.

7. When I wake up in the morning, I keep my phone on airplane mode UNTIL I absolutely have to use my cell phone service. That way, I'm not starting my day off by responding to a bunch of messages AND comparing myself to everyone else's lives on social media. I start off my day with a heart that is at rest and full of gratitude!

8. Responding to messages and emails later if they can wait. This breaks the cycle of ALWAYS having to be on your phone.

9. Deleting VERY DISTRACTING APPS temporarily (do it permanently if you have to!) There are times where I delete Instagram and FaceBook for a couple of days at a time so that I can step away from social media and catch up on other more important things.

10. Being conscious of your phone usage and constantly asking yourself as you use your phone, "Is there anything else I can be doing with my time?"


The phone can be a GREAT thing, if you're using it for the right reason and at the right time. However, if you can be doing something more LIVE-GIVING than sitting and staring at a screen, DO THAT INSTEAD. Develop your gifts. Remember what you’re passionate about. You were made to be so much more than a slave to your phone. If you aren’t mindful about the way you consume media - you will allow it to consume you.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    The Top 3 Lifestyle Changes I Made In College

    The mistakes I corrected which stood between me and satisfaction.

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    2019 has been a year of unparalleled growth for me. In 2018 I could have said the same. I spent extended periods of time analyzing the factors of my life which left me, in some ways, feeling unfulfilled. Here are the top 3 lifestyle changes that I made in college which left me feeling happier than ever.

    1. Cut out the toxic people. 

    A house is worthless without a solid foundation. The people which you call your friends are largely the foundation for your confidence and social life. Sometimes, we recognize that these people are overall anchors on our psyche; condescending narcissists whose confidence rests on making others feel inadequate. The first step to building self-confidence is to get these people out of your life immediately. Once you solidify this foundation, you will soon realize how pitiful these people are, and growth you had been capable of without them.

    2. Do you even lift?

    Not only has my physical condition improved from going to the gym, so has my mental strength. As my physical form has improved, my confidence has risen. We have spent millions of years evolving to physically exert ourselves. Our modern lifestyle has left many of us without this crucial key to endorphins and proper brain chemistry; a factor which has promoted never before seen rates of depression and anxiety. Lifting weights have left me feeling better than I can remember, with endorphins and testosterone at an all-time high.

    For years, I either avoided the gym or found excuses to stop. The reason I never committed to fitness was largely a lack of interest in self-betterment, but also a feeling of cluelessness in the subject. I recommend utilizing the "Beginner's Health and Fitness Guide" linked here. This guide breaks down fitness in an incredibly easy to understand way. This information is not published by someone trying to sell you something. It was written by input from numerous online fitness enthusiasts and refined for accuracy as well as simplicity. This guide has helped me and many others in online communities start down the road to improved physical and mental health through fitness.

    3. Do as much as possible, even when you don't feel like it. 


    I squandered years of my short life secluding myself to a comfort bubble. While in college, I have realized that happiness largely rests on occupying yourself with new and real experiences as frequently as possible. Time which would have previously been wasted on my phone, the television, or playing online games was shifted to trying new things. As often as possible, I have pushed myself to undertake activities such as learning to snowboard, grabbing food with people from college whom I had just met, going hiking with strangers and our mutual friend, traveling solo, etc. Pushing myself further from my comfort bubble every day has been exceptionally conducive to not only living life to a greater degree but also decreasing the anxieties which we all experience.


    What can you fix in your current life to build the lifestyle you dream of?





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