One of my colleagues at school recently showed me this video after we realised how much our students are slowly becoming completely addicted to their mobile phones. It completely sums up why being present is so important.
I’ve had a prehistoric Nokia phone for the last 3 years now. It can send text messages and make phone calls, and I use the alarm and notes section for reminders. That’s it. No Facebook, no internet, no social media, no apps, nothing. A few people have said I should ‘get with the times’ and get myself a Smartphone, but the truth is, I’m quite happy as I am. I really enjoy the simplicity and ‘not-committed’ relationship I have with my phone.
My lovely little Nokia!
I’m not telling you this to pat myself on the back and make myself sound virtuous and like I’ve got it all sorted. At some stage or other, it probably won’t be possible just to buy an ‘ordinary’ phone and I’ll have to get with it. In the future, I might change my mind. I’m simply writing about this to encourage you to think about how you use your phone and whether or not you might be missing out on other things in life. If your phone adds to you life, great, but if you find you’re using it as a big distraction from what’s going on around you and in your life, then maybe this video might be for you.
Let yourself really experience life, minus the camera lens.
Be present. Take it all in.
Love, Katie xxx