I am a modern girl, and I need my iPhone. Looking at all the items I have owned, I have had an iPhone in my pocket since 2007 (the original!). It is the longest relationship I have had. We have been going steady for 6+ years. I have upgraded, but always stuck with the iPhone.
In addition, I have always stuck with purchasing AppleCare for every apple product because (a) the customer service is great and (b) when I needed a replacement phone due to equipment error, they get one to me. Unfortunately, with the holiday and the phone deciding to "die" over the weekend, the wait is a little longer then the standard 24-28 hours.
So I have had a couple of days to realize some things about not having a phone:
1) I receive a lot of emails: Just checking my emails three times a day, the volume of email subscriptions in which I receive and alerts is significant. I am already opting out of those in which I typically delete without even reading.
2) Social media controls my life: I have been making a habit to try not to check social media the first hour when I am home and especially during dinner with Josh. It is surprisingly difficult! With this self imposed vacation from social media, I have realized how much I have had more time to read and spend time taking care of the house. I am going to start planning social media time on my schedule!
3) My daily alarms are based on my phone: I rely on a four alarm system. With my alarm clock, I only have one so when I snooze that alarm or worst, turn it off. I miss things! Workout was missed on Monday and made my whole day off balance.
4) No one is EVER available when you call: Since I do not have a call back number, I have been the person calling saying "I just need to talk to them". I am the girl who did not get the callback. Trying to make appointments and arrangements have been exhausting this week.
5) My shower really is only like 6 minutes long: I listen to podcasts in the shower every day. It increases my shower time by 12 minutes. When I do not have anything distracting me, I focus on the task at hand. I might stop listening to podcasts to reduce that utility bill.
6) No one can multitask - stop driving with your cellphone: I am guilty of it..driving on the phone. Now I am 100% focused on driving, I realize everyone texts or talks on a cellphone when driving. As much as you think you can multitask..you can't. Focus on driving only! Another habit in which I am going to give up!
7) I can't run without music or sound: The reverse of the shower and driving..if I do not have something to listen to when running, I am less motivated on getting a good pace and a good mileage. Thank goodness for my nano!
8) Where to leave notes: I left a note for Josh on Monday informing him I was going to the store. When he came home, not seeing my note, he left thinking I had not made it home. This resulted in a delay supper as both of us were unaware of what was happening. Note on notes: Leave on the front door
9) A watch is still needed: How do you check the time when you are out? Your phone! Thankfully I had a watch from two Christmas past to keep me on schedule.
10) I need to put the phone down: This week, I have been able to have conversations with people without having a phone in my hand consisting checking it (for whatever reason). I can only imagine what I have missed by having a small screen controlling my vision.
That being said, when I get my new, working phone...I hope to remember this lessons. Maybe I will set an alert to remember!