Friday, January 20, 2017
Life Without a Phone
Truth be told, I have never personally owned a phone. Work has always provided one for me. Due to this I guess I associate a phone with work. No work, no phone for me.
It has been 6 weeks since I last had access to a cell phone. I do have a Google number that I have been using for text and calls. Works great and it is free. I also use email more to communicate. Carolynn was worried what I would do if I had an emergency. Turns out 99.9% of the communication via a phone is of a non-emergency situation. Still waiting for the .1% to show its head. If it does I can still make an emergency call from an old phone that I carry to take pictures.
Now if I can only get my wife and son to put down their phones. Every time the family is driving or sitting down, their faces are glued to FB or Snapchat. Personally I now set aside a period of time either daily or weekly to check on social media or say check on stock prices. I used to be constantly checking the Dow and other stock indexes. It used to really stress me out when the market was down. Now I rely on the financial plan that I created for Carolynn and I and just check the market only once a week if I want to. If I go back to day trading this might have to change, but for now I am really enjoying not reacting to every event.
How long can I last without a phone? Who knows, but for now I am living in the moment and enjoying a Cage Free life.