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Can you be without your cell phone for a week?

July 25, 2016

The short answer is no. Let’s back up though……I grew up in a world where cell phones existed but didn’t matter. It didn’t matter until I got around 28 where you see people that live and breathe on their cell phone. Cell phones are attached to hips, hands, purses, foreheads…..well at least in the neck area. What’s funny is that people love their cell phones these days for more than just talk because let’s be real do we talk to people anymore. The older folk do but the younger generation doesn’t. I use my phones to do various things

  • Check my emails (and don’t you hate when people say they didn’t get your emails….like come on you don’t have that thing set up to your phone….I side eye that comment often)
  • Browse Instagram (My favorite platform…I love looking at pretty pictures)
  • Follow Facebook Groups ( I don’t really mess with FB often unless it’s groups. I talk on there but if it weren’t for my fan page I would not be on there)
  • Text……..I actually just started to text. I hate texting because I can’t text fast and it’s to much to text conversations to people

There is a girl I know who is my associate (a person I know whose really not a friend) who hasn’t picked up the phone and spoken to me in two years all she does is text. She didn’t even know my husband died and when she found out guess what she did…….text to say sorry for your loss.

So let’s see can you be without your cell phone for a week?

Monday – My phone is in a drawer….I think I can be without it…but oh no it’s the day after the weekend and emails….the endless emails. I can live without checking my emails for the day….but what if someone emails me about money. Okay I need my cell phone I can put it down on Tuesday

Tuesday – I have checked all the emails and I will leave my cell home to make sure I don’t use it. I go about my day and then while waiting for my kids at swim practice…I have nothing to do. Dammit why didn’t I bring my cell, a book, OMG look how long my nails are, why is this pool so hot, is that a bug, OH gosh…I need my cell phone I see people with cell phones and I don’t have mine…….I am going crazy let me strike up a convo. Hey, hows the weather? Well excuse me for interrupting your cell time. Shat they still have another 30 minutes for class…….*starts counting to 1,000,000*

Wednesday – I can’t leave my cell phone anymore like that I need something to do so I will just leave it in my purse and not look at it. *at the red light* I just heard something…I will not pick it up…I will not pick it up. Dammit this light is long I will just look quickly. Oh that’s something about money will text her back when I stop somewhere *beep* Oh shat green light

Thursday – I haven’t been on instagram all week. Let me go see what’s new since all of my content was scheduled out for the week I haven’t seen the likes or nothing. OMG over 100 likes let me go and comment on everyone and like their picture and then spend the next hour browsing all those I missed. *2 hours later* Let’s see whats going on with FB

Friday – I am going to put my phone down this entire weekend and not pick it up. My son has his dad’s cell phone (since the phone was in my name I could not get rid of that bill so I gave my son the phone) and he is texting his friend. Hey mom my friend says hi. What friend oh someone I play with on xbox….what. Oh hell no let’s talk about the dangers of cell phones right now. I had to break it down to him that he speaks to no one unless I have spoken to them or I know the child personally. After that talk I must go and update my FB page with this talk that I just had with him.

Saturday – I haven’t checked my emails since Monday. Oh wow….700+ emails from 4 accounts. Well I am not really doing anything and I won’t be on my cell I can check it from the computer. That way I don’t have my cell all weekend.

Sunday – *browses instagram and pinterest all day long*

No I can’t live without my cell phone. I run a business so I need it. I am like a child …I might miss something if I don’t check it at least once a day. We are so use to our phones that we do everything from them. Bank with them, grocery shop with them, take pictures with them, snapchat, make a video, read on them, listen to music on them, etc. Our cell phones will probably replace ID’s next where we won’t need a drivers license anymore or even a bank card everything will be on technology. Can you live without your cell for a week? Tell the truth. Am I the only one that does the above? I do not text and drive at all but if I am at a stop light…yeah. It’s bad…..I am working on that with a new app and so far I have been doing good.

Can you be without your cell phone for a week?

  • Reply
    lashawn
    July 25, 2016 at 9:28 am

    No. I do an occasional Saturday and sunday where I won’t go on Facebook but nawl. My email inbox would be horrible. Nope.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    July 25, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I could not ever be without my cell phone, even for a day. Literally, I couldn’t be. My business is all online, and I’m always connected. It’s not ideal, but it keeps me in the black.

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    Nellie
    July 25, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Lol! This was hilarious!! I’m actually terrible at leaving my phone. I’ll put it down on the weekends when the entire family is home, otherwise nope. Stuck to me like glue. Money comes in the inbox at anytime and sometimes it’s real about who replies the fastest!!

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    Pam
    July 25, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I don’t take my cell phone with me a lot of the time. I make up for it with all the time on my computer, though.

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    Bren Pace
    July 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    As long as I could have my Fire or laptop with me, I could do it. I don’t talk on the phone and most people just email me or send me direct messages on Twitter or private messages on Facebook. However, make me give up these two, and we’re gonna fight!

    Great post, Kita!

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      Kita
      July 26, 2016 at 6:30 am

      I need some type of internet the phone I can do without but I have to be able to read and look at movies and stuff

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    Monica
    July 25, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Honestly, I often miss the days of not being on the internet and social media! This really made me think about how I am dependent t on my phone. Thoughtful post!

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    Debra
    July 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I don’t think I could last a whole day without my cell phone. It’s my lifeline to my kid’s sitter – and I like to get updates to their day and what’s going on!

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    July 25, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    There is no way I could be without my phone for a day , let alone a week. It is my means of communication with all of my family.

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    Lindsey Paris
    July 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    There’s NO way I could do it. Unless I was trapped on a cruise with a vacation responder. But everyday life? Nope. I’m running businesses, planning playdates, making lists. Plus, I’m in social media for a living!

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    CocktailsnChatter
    July 25, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I can without a doubt say I want to! And I sometimes purposely leave it at home or in my car occasionally. With kids? A week? Hell no.

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    Jeanine
    July 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I think I could. If i was away from my blog for a week I could leave my phone behind to. It sounds pretty tempting at this point right now, I would love to have a break.

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    Val
    July 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    This is interesting, I could certainly go without my cell for a week I do believe. I would need access to internet for work to make income for the house though.

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      Kita
      July 26, 2016 at 6:30 am

      Yes I have to work and my phone is my business so ….even if I take a vacation I still can’t put it down

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    Lisa Joy Thompson
    July 26, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I couldn’t go a week without my cell phone. Since I work as a social media manager, I constantly stay connected! Sometime, I’d like to go somewhere with no cell service for a week, so I’m forced to get offline!

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    Liz Mays
    July 26, 2016 at 1:41 am

    It would be pretty interesting to document how often I actually look at mine. It would definitely be difficult to go without it for a week.

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    Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    July 26, 2016 at 2:44 am

    My answer is no. Although I don’t call people a lot and vice versa, my phone is like my laptop and my camera. I check everything on it -emails, social media accounts and I take lots of photos with it. I will be so upset without my phone for a week.

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    mary
    July 26, 2016 at 3:13 am

    I can’t do it. I just can’t. Not a full week. Maybe 2 days tops

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    Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)
    July 26, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Nope. Nopity nope. I’m on my phone non-stop. I’m getting better about not getting on my phone at dinner if I leave it in the other room.

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      Kita
      July 26, 2016 at 6:28 am

      I make the kids put their electronics down at dinner but I still have my phone so I have to make myself put it down…I told them but mommy is making money my son said no you aren’t you are snap chatting….I plead the 5th

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    Stefanie
    July 26, 2016 at 4:48 am

    I would start by saying of course I can’t but I defiantly could. I broke my phone and went without one for weeks, it was very freeing.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore.com
    July 26, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I don’t think I could do that for a whole day. I try to stay away from my phone and talk to people and friends for a couple of hours or half a day but not the whole day. lol Love this post!

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      Kita
      July 26, 2016 at 6:29 am

      I couldn’t do it lol. I did try though I tried really hard

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    Nikki Wayne
    July 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Definitely not! I used my cellphone for work and to monitor my loved ones. Maybe if I am trapped in an island, just kidding!

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    Amanda Love
    July 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    If you run a business and you’re raising a family, you can’t really leave or live without your phone. I don’t get why people think it’s something that you should be afraid of or terrified about. It’s not like you’re addicted to using your phone, you just have responsibilities and it includes having a phone.

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    Meagen Brosius
    July 26, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I love my cell phone. It keeps me attached to my work and my family/friends. I need it to be able to work from wherever I am so it’s a must for me. The social media aspect could come or go but emails, texts, calls, etc. I couldn’t do without for a week!

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    July 26, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    This is a very powerful and relevant question for today!
    I would think it would be VERY difficult for a wide age span of people to go without their smart phone for a week!

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    Colleen Lanin
    July 26, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    The main reason I can’t go without my cell phone for a week is because it’s my camera. When I travel internationally, that’s all I use it for. We are all addicted, though.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    July 27, 2016 at 1:02 am

    If I didn’t blog, I could totally live without a cell phone (and without social media) haha. I have to be honest though, I hate having my e-mail on my phone, so most of the time I dont’ have it synced.

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    Dawn McAlexander
    July 27, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Just the mere question has me going through withdrawals. Can I be without my cell phone for a week? The answer is a resounding no! I depend on it too much. Not just for work, but also to entertain myself.

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    Nicole Escat
    July 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Absolutely not! I need my phone because of my work. Maybe if I have a full week of vacation.

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    Tracey
    July 29, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I can’t even be without my phone for an hour. The other day I left it in my car at work and had to run out because I couldn’t wait until lunch time to get it.

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