I was online and came across this interesting article talking about A Paster who was getting a divorce. yes you heard right. A Pastor Getting A divorce. I was interested in it so i read the article only to find it was not quite as it first appeared. and he had a great point.
The Pastor said he was going to get a divorce, but not from his wife, He has realised that he was spending to much time with his smartphone, iPhone 5. It was taking over his life and affecting his relationships with his friends and family.
he said this “We need to bring our phones back to being an accessory, not a priority.
2014 Challenge: Divorce your phone, your apps, your social-feeds, and engage in relationships with people that actually matter. Vow to spend a significant amount of time off your mobile-devices, unplugged, and instead get back to making personal relationships that will stand the test of time…….
1. Learn to balance the time you spend on your phone.
2. Make your phone an accessory rather than a priority.
3. Give yourself limitations as to when and where your phone can be used.
4. Control how you use your phone, and stop allowing your phone to control you.
5. Try spending parts of your weekends unplugged, offline, and away from your mobile device.“
This can be also applied to anything else that is taking over your life, be it smartphone, tablet, tv, computer, laptop, etc. or any other number of things taking over out time.
Will you take up the similar challenge proposed by this Guy and “Divorce Your Technology” I think it would be a great idea to try and help us stop our reliance on technology that could be taking over our lives.