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  1. Mrs.S LDN says

    Fair play little lady… I really don’t think I could do this…. More and more my battery life is dying, bar by bar (Nearly time for an upgrade!!)So when it dies it even causes mild anxiety! Oh lord I sound so horrible writing that don’t I! Oh well, I love my phone, addicted, for sure! Great idea!! xx

    • LauraJ says

      You don’t sound horrible! There is not really a right or wrong – only opinion. I do love my phone but I definitely feel calm when I walk away from it. I imagine I put too much pressure on myself which gives me the anxiety. xx

      • Mrs.S LDN says

        I can see your thought process on this for sure!! That makes so much sense now you say it!!
        I want to get a alarm clock so i don’t have to go to bed with my phone beside me… baby steps 🙂 xx

  2. jbenz47 says

    This post was inspiring! I literally only dream of putting my phone down a little more, much less getting rid of it completely for a while. Our generation makes so many excuses for needing our phones, and while there may be some truth to that if work requires a phone or any form of technology, I think it would be an awesome thing for the world to go without mobile devices for even a day. Thank you for sharing! <3

    • LauraJ says

      It is crazy the amount of anxiety I felt when my phone broke. I think people rely on them too much and like you said, make too many excuses.. It is rare for me to not have my phone right beside me at all times, so that is something I am trying to change.
      Thank you for reading! 🙂

  3. Infinite Living says

    I catch myself sometimes worried that my phone might break down and I might lose some things forever and also I think I secretly wish that happens, so I cross the bridge of looking at my attachment to my phone in the eye, and win over it 🙂 I need to be forced into the detox to experience life as is …I am not going to enjoy it so I am in no hurry 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      I did end up losing a few images and things that I kept. But I also think that it always sounds worse in our minds. After it happened, I kind of just thought, this is not the end of the world and moved on.
      When you cut down, it does feel really good. Thank you for reading. 🙂

  4. Beyoutiful says

    Yes love this!! I would totally do a phone detox for sure and it just feels amazing esp when you travel to just get your mind of everything and not always be on social media wondering what your friends are up to 24/7. It just feels so nice to live in the moment and enjoy what’s around you instead of taking pictures and posting it on Instagram or something. So glad to read posts like this that I can relate to and agree on! Thanks for sharing this girl <3

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you for reading! Even though I am still on social-media and using technology, I feel like right now I am on a detox. Because I set a daily time where I say ok – this long on Instagram, this long on blogging. And then when the time is up I get to escape and like you said…live in the moment. It is a nice feeling and more freeing!

  5. Jyo says

    Interesting topic Laura…I m very addicted to Insta as u know this…but being too obsessed is unproductive and unhealthy. I often suffer from headches nowadays. So now, I m trying turn off my mobile for two to three days a week, not looking at or posting to social media.

    • LauraJ says

      I think that is a good plan. I love social-media but I think with everything, there are limits. Your food photos are amazing though and you receive a high volume of comments, so it must be difficult for you to balance. I have a fraction of what you get and I struggle!

  6. ivefoundwaldo says

    Yay, your comments work again! I actually completely understand what you are talking about though. I actually wrote a post about how social media makes me so anxious. I had no idea. I actually have had my phone on “do not disturb” for about two weeks now. It makes me feel more in control about my phone. Instead of my phone beckoning for me, I look at it whenever I actually want to. Great post as always Lauzie (It’s weird actually calling you laura now, aha! I will probably change eventually) xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • LauraJ says

      Finally right! It turns out one plugin was causing me all sorts of issues!
      I think that is part of the addiction. I feel this need to always be up-to-date that I end up over checking. Rather than just leaving it somewhere and going to it when I want to.
      Some people think that my real name is Lauzie. They are probably seeing me on their Reader and thinking – who is the style of Laura Jane? And what happened to that Lauzie girl? haha. xxx

    • LauraJ says

      I highly recommend it! Even if you just limit your time and maybe schedule one moment in the day to catch up on social-media etc and then move on, it can make a huge impact.
      There is so much that I want to read right now.

  7. hoiyinli says

    Funny you speak of this because I was literally thinking about this same exact topic a few hours ago! My brain is a bit fried today from being in front of a screen too much (and here I am again…) that I don’t necessarily have a headache, but I feel a little less productive, a little more stale. I really think I need to distance myself from technology a bit more! Technology is fantastic at times, but other times, it can just really cloud your mind and reality because the information is often so overwhelming without us knowing!

    The other day, I went to work and I actually forgot my phone – didn’t put it in my coat pocket like I usually do. Sad to say but I felt a bit uncomfortable without it yet when I really think about it, all I may need it for is to tweet a few words, or check up on people’s instagrams, or WhatsApp (maybe). I rarely phone people. I hate to say this but technology is such a contributing factor to anxiety and mental health. It gets the better of our insecurities and manipulates us into thinking we need it. Yes it’s quick and we’re supposedly saving time blah blah, but that time gets multiplied as we watch more videos or other pointless things on the internet when we could be doing something as simple as going out for a walk!

    • LauraJ says

      I have actually noticed that as well recently. I am far less productive and almost tired when I stare at a screen for a long period.
      When I was a teenager, mobile phones started to become a ‘thing’ and I remember the first camera phones, bluetooth etc. But they were not that important to us because they only did basic things.
      Now, there are so many apps and social-media platforms. It is like they try to tell us that we have to constantly be up to date.
      It does bring out insecurities and allows us to get caught up in relatively minor things.
      Limiting my time on technology has really made a huge difference and I feel far less stressed! 🙂

  8. SimpleSerenity says

    Great topic to talk about, I feel like most of people are addicted to their phone or just social media in general. I used to be so obsessed with instagram, I used to spend so much time on it. Then I realized that I’m missing out on so much, especially when it comes to being present when I’m in company. It took me time, but now day passes and I don’t check my insta which is so amazing, I never thought I could actually do that. xx

    • LauraJ says

      Instagram is really addictive I think because of the notifications. When it comes up on my phone that I have a new like or something, I have to look and then I end up staying on the app.
      I go through phases where I post all the time or hardly ever. I agree that you can miss out on so much, especially when in company. xx

  9. lifeofamissfit says

    Hey, when I got the email with the phone detox title I automatically was interested. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this and you really summarise well the social media warp the youth of today is totally and completely stuck in!! My mum says look up not at your phone, it’s more beautiful and way more interesting and she is right! Xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you for reading! Your mum is definitely right. I think everything in life should have a balance, but technology is pushed in our faces and we can easily become consumed by! xx

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