We went away to my lovely in-laws’ place for Easter, and I switched my phone off for (almost) the entire 4 days. Being a mama I feel a constant need to be ‘on’ and just needed to salvage a little piece of quiet.
I do tend to turn my phone off and shove it in a drawer by 8pm each evening, in a bid to wind down from the day. I’ve even banned mobiles in the bedroom. But, I felt so frazzled last week that I needed to take things one step further. It’s amazing how easily we get distracted, and I do feel guilty that occasionally time spent on my phone could be time paying attention the kids.
Don’t get me wrong, I obviously thrive on technology and social media as a blogger, and I need my support network of texter friends. Yet, sometimes life feels so fast-paced and relentless, it’s almost an effort to realise I need to switch off.
Weirdly, when I did go to turn my mobile back on again, I decided against it and kept it off another day still. Not needing to sort anything and be totally unavailable temporarily is definitely a liberating change.
Knowing I could come back to general life refreshed after a physical and mental break offered some much-needed respite. And I did feel ready to tackle life head-on again after the switch-off. As a rule I try and have one phone-free day a week, and I may go for a whole weekend at a time from now on.
What is really spoiling by taking a total break from it all?
P.S The above pic is of a gorgeous Easter present from a close pal who knows me too well. You can see more fab MAMA bracelets and other bits over on With Love, Rosie x’s Instagram.