Hello people of the internet,
It’s Friday! You know what that means… That’s right, revision and a quiet night in!
Seriously I can’t wait for this to end so I can actually re-gain my personality, and not continue to be a boring fuck. Not having any phone data, or internet at home makes it difficult to make plans with people anyway. I guess it gives me an excuse to get off of my ass and go to uni.
So my phone is due to be sent off for repair which means I’ll be going off the grid for a week or two soon. To be honest with you guys, I’m kind of looking forward to it, no phone = no worries. The whole thing has really made me think about just how much I use my phone. I constantly find myself reaching to check it, and realizing that I have no internet (Man we had it rough before). It also forces you to engage with the reality of a situation, how many times has a conversation in a room gone stale, and you’ve just pulled out your phone and scrolled through Facebook to avoid the awkwardness?
Just like everything these days, mobile phone overuse can lead to quite a few mental and physical problems. The constant thinking about your phone increases your levels of cortisol (stress hormone), especially if you can hear it ringing but can’t answer it. The bright light from the screen before bedtime promotes wakefulness, making it difficult to sleep.
Honestly there’s a lot of bad shit that phones do to you, try to have a break from it every once in a while, I’m sure you’ll feel better for it!