A Few Things I Learned When My Cell Phone Broke
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A Few Things I Learned When My Cell Phone Broke

It was actually not the end of the world.

A Few Things I Learned When My Cell Phone Broke

About two months ago, my iPhone 6 started acting weird. It would not respond when I used the touch screen. After shutting it off and turning it back on, it would only work well for a few minutes or an hour at most. I even tried getting my front screen replaced a few times, but to no avail.

No matter what I tried, my cellphone would not work. Between trying all different ways to fix my phone until I actually got a new cell phone, I went about six weeks cellphoneless. I know what you all are thinking: "How could something like this happen?" and "How did she live without a phone?" Well, through those difficult six weeks I struggled without a phone, I learned a few things I am going to share with all of you.

1. It is not the end of the world.

At first, I began to panic that I didn't have any way to talk to my friends, go on Facebook while I wait for class to begin, or keep up my Snapchat streak. I eventually learned that talking to friends in person is much better, I can save Facebook until I go on my computer, and Snapchat streaks are great, but not necessarily important.

2. I got to see more of my campus.

Usually as I walk to class, I check Instagram or Snapchat. I'll text a friend. Not having a working phone forced me to look up as I walked. I got to see the trees change from barren to filled with leaves. I got to see the snow melt from the ground as the weather changed. I got to appreciate how beautiful my campus was instead of looking down at my phone.

3. I actually had to hold a conversation with my classmates.

Before class starts, I usually sit in my chair on my phone until the professor begins lecture. By not having a phone to look at, I learned to speak with my classmates around me. I got to learn more about them. My phone also was not a distraction to me during class, and I could pay attention to what I was learning.

4. I was able to go to bed earlier.

Not aimlessly looking through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter allowed me to go to bed at an earlier time. And for a person like me, you need all the sleep you can get to function in the morning. I woke up in a better mood and I was less tired all of the time, simply because I wasn't on my phone before bed.

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