This year, I tried more than ever before to truly be in the moment during the holiday season. I’m all too aware that my teenagers are about to fly the nest and I’ll be alone.
I’m not scared about the word “alone,” though, since it opens the door to Carrie 2.0. I have some interesting things planned now that I can focus on my own wants and needs!
Being in the moment can bring you to some interesting realizations…. Like how false of a necessity our smartphones are. At least when the work day is done.
Why do we bring it to the holiday dinner table? Why do we let texts interrupt our conversations with loved ones and ability to actually be in the moment? Why do we let it interrupt our driving, our flow, our moments to the tune of THOUSANDS of interruptions each day?
I’m beginning to set it aside during important times. Family time, working on my book, conversations, dinner. I put my phone on silent and turn it face down.
What can you do to free yourself?
It’s a good thing to figure out when a phone is truly important and when it’s just an excuse to NOT be in the moment.
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