November 4, 2012 in Simple Challenge
How did the outside clean-up go? Was the weather still good for you? Hopefully you weren’t affected by Sandy last week.
Ready for this weeks challenge?
The Anti-Cell Phone challenge! (said in a booming base voice) Remember when phones were stuck to the wall and only cost about $25 per month? You could talk all you wanted and if you were out shopping or somewhere else people would just leave you a message.
Now, not only are they sometimes 10x the cost for a family, they also follow you everywhere you go, demand immediate attention, and offer silly entertainment any spare moment you might be board.
The fact that we took the huge increase in price and consider it a need instead of a want is a bit crazy isn’t it?
So the challenge for this week:
Pretend your phone is one of those old-fashioned things and leave it on the counter in the kitchen (or somewhere else in your house) …and leave it there. You can decide how many days this week you want to try it. If you are at home you can go answer it or go check it whenever you want but it stays put in one place. It stays at home when you go out, it stays in the kitchen while you are watching TV. Get the idea?
If you have a home phone you can try and turn off your cell phone for a few days. Or, if you are really worried about emergencies you can bring your cell phone with you but if you aren’t in the kitchen (or other area you designate in the house) it is turned off.
I have been doing this on vacation, just leaving my phone in the car, and it has been great!