I did the unthinkable yesterday. I left for the office and totally forgot my phone! It was not only inconvenient to spend eight hours without it, it totally messed with my head.
I spent a lot of my day in the office thinking thoughts like these:
How will my daughter text me?
I don’t have my calender! What am I missing? I could have a blog post due today. Doctors appointment! Oh my gawd – when is my next conference call?
What if my car breaks down on the way home? Who will find me? Probably someone scary. This is not happening to me!
All day, it was like a piece of me was missing. While driving home I still felt the urge to reach for my phone while sitting in traffic or at a red light. That’s when I asked myself – how did I live so many years without a smart phone? This panic feeling can not be healthy. What did I do with my time, between times, like being stuck in traffic? How did I ever stop at the store on my way home without calling to see if my husband or kids need anything?
Well, thankfully when I made it home safe and sound, and ya know I haled it straight home – I had no missed appointments, deadlines or conference calls. Just the feeling that maybe I need to scale back and prioritize a bit. Do I want to be this attached to my phone? Or maybe just transfer to Google calender so I can access my schedule online from anywhere. That’s probably the more likely.