When it comes to our phones, there are real life conversations we need to be having and questions we need to be asking. More is caught than taught. Rise up and dig in. Be a catalyst of inquiry and reformation. The people in your life will feel the influence and see the impact.
Excellent, poignant, and practical, take five and read John Eldrege’s February’s 2020 post, In Love with Distraction.
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This is a motivating thought. My religious affiliation doesn’t require a sacrifice for Lent, but I believe I may try setting times for my phone, internet, and TV (maybe even radio???). It’s funny. I have a 9 year old and I set definite guidelines for her, not to protect not her eyes, or even from violence or inappropriate content, but just because I want her to learn to be content with quiet. Why can’t I see this for me? My responsibilities don’t require my knowledge of every single up to the moment of news or how to’s. They all require God’s presence in my life.
Kim, Lead the way – !
Thank you for sharing.
The stories and commitments of others cheer us on in our Run Hard. Rest Well. journey.
I have been developing a practice of leaving my phone in the closed console of my car when we are out. I realized I was missing out on connecting while I was ‘multi-tasking.’ We also had a dinner time conversation where each of us had the chance to say, respectfully, how we saw screens distracting each other. Then we each chose something from the list to observe for a week. We were all shocked at how much more time we were spending on these distractions than we estimated. That was a good catalyst for self initiated change.
Joy – Powerful!
Real life stories like that, of conversations we have and new practices we commit to cheer us all on.
Thank you. Thank you!