The Journey of Unplugging
Am I addicted to my phone? According to Deloitte Americans check their phones approximately 52 times per day. I am guilty of checking my e-mail on my phone and other apps multiple times daily. I would like to reduce my screen time to be more present in the moment with individuals and in my life.
Corinthians 10:13 reads: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
I believe the process of unplugging or quitting any habit is a lot like the takeoff and flight of an airplane. Some people take a long time to get off the ground. Instead of patiently waiting out the storm, they quit before reaching takeoff speed. Others get off the ground, but as soon as they hit any turbulence, they quit and “land the plane”. Some people even manage to coast comfortably toward their destinations, making substantial progress. But the minute they find themselves off course, they also join the quitters instead of simply adjusting their direction.
All these people made the same mistake of interpreting their results as failure. Because they believed they had failed, they gave up. Can you imagine if a pilot quit every time there was a delay, turbulence, or a slight deviation in the plane’s course? No one would ever get anywhere. The key to success starts with a mental re-frame which I will begin today.
Wish me luck with unplugging!