If you would like to give yourself the most valuable gift in the world, bar none, do this.
I’ve started turning my phone off.
For large parts of the day.
I smile a lot… because I keep picking it up and staring at a blank screen.
It’s like a drug currently, mauling the lifeless metal and glass brick as I get through the cold turkey phase.
The reason I do this is because I spent days… no, weeks… no, maybe even months in 2018 reacting – immediately or very quickly – to something that happened on social media, email, text or as the result of a phonecall.
I also started to rely on the dopamine that the good stuff on social media released in me. (If this sounds weird, I know someone that is/was almost certainly similarly dependent… you).
To finally instigate the change I asked myself a question…
How would life be different if I didn’t react to anything that happened on social media, any email, any text or any phone call within, say, 4 hours throughout the whole of 2018?
The answer is – it wouldn’t.
So I am going to turn my phone off for 1, 2 or 3 blocks of 4 to 6 hours every single day from today.
I feel a bit weird.
And my neck aches a bit from looking forward so much, instead of down.
And I’m not even joking about that.
The gift that you (and your family, children, other loved ones, business, etc) will get by doing this can’t be bought.
No matter how rich you are.