Get rid of screens.
That’s it. At this time of the millennium, I am pretty sure it would be the hardest decision to take.
A week back, I realized how much depended on and distracted I was with my phone. I was sitting down, reading something and the next second something pops up in my phone. I take it up only to find a stupid meme in a really-not-so-useful whats app group which I don’t want to quit simply because I feel like it might offend someone.
The last few weeks were my least productive. I wrote zero new codes. Learned nothing new. And I kept wondering what ate my time up.
Finally, figured out it was my phone and my laptop. So, obviously, I thought of getting rid of it. This is what I did then,
I should say that the question in quora, ( Thinking of getting rid of my smartphone, what do you think? ) was pretty useful. Made me think of things from a lot of perspectives.
On the 18th of April 2015, two days before this post, I hard reset my phone. Kept it aside and borrowed a friend’s old phone. It had a resistive touch. All I could do was call. Exactly what I wanted.
Even if people said that it was impossible to live without a smartphone, looks like I’m gonna prove them wrong.
Some of the things they say against it are the following, and this is how I actually look at those points.
Oh and for my laptop, its really hard for me to throw away my Ma’at. Because I am developer and Its just not easy. Although, as the first step to my screen-free life, I formatted my Hard Disk, Got rid of Windows and installed Linux Mint. Much better for a developer. Less entertainment, more learnable stuff.
For the last two days, life was fun, really distraction free… I say you try it. Enjoy life. It’s fun.