A few week’s ago we went over to a friends place for a few hours to relax an unwind. As always, I had my trusty cell phone with me. After all, you just never know when you’re going to get a message for one of your blogs, a new e-mail, or a new client who wants some answers.
We were having a great time, chatting, having a drink, and watching our kids play together.
That’s when the first message came in. I quickly checked it without missing a beat of the conversation, and then kept on talking like normal.
Five minutes later I got the dreaded “beep, beep”.
My battery was dying.
Expecting another message from the person I had just responded to, I willed my phone to stay on a bit longer.
“Beep, beep – da dadada dada”
It was dead.
Now what could I do?
I buried my phone in my pocket and kept chatting with my friends.
You know what?
We had a GREAT evening of conversation!
We ended up staying at their house another two hours.
I forgot about my phone.
I forgot about the businesses I run.
I came home refreshed and energized!
I hadn’t been tied down to my phone all night long.
You know what, nothing had blown up in those two hours while I “tuned out” from the online world.
Today I urge you – Step away from the cell phone!
Yes, I’m as guilty as anyone for feeling a need to have my phone by my side at all times.
But really, why?
If that e-mail doesn’t get checked right away, am I really going to lose a client?
If I don’t know how much I had in sales for one day, does it really matter?
Here’s what does matter:
- making time for God each day
- my husband
- my son
- my friends
- my health
You see – sometimes I forget to step away from the cell phone, and I mess up my priorities.
My phone shutting down that night was a blessing in disguise. God knew I needed this little life lesson and to take a break. After all, it’s hard to step away from everything when you’re a work at home mom.
But I did, and I don’t regret it for a moment!
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