Humans by nature easily become addicted. Either we can’t live without the rush, the high; or we depend on the escape from real life. The dulling of the pain. The hours wasted so we’re that much closer to tomorrow, to the weekend, to the new year; when everything will change, I promise! But first I need to check my Facebook feed really quick. Not that I think anybody posted anything, but…. maybe someone did! Oh, someone posted something long and wordy about their current situation (snark), better scroll past. Look! A cute pic of a puppy! I’ll go to that page and look at more pics of puppies….. wait, it’s been two hours?!?!? Whoops. Too late now, better check YouTube and see if someone uploaded a video.
^aka my thought process.
This time, I’m not waiting for the new year, or next week, or tomorrow. I’m setting rules and boundaries and sticking to them. How can I expect to grow as a person if I won’t control how long I’m on my phone? There is more to this life than my screen. It’s time I live it. It’s time I get off the couch and go play basketball with my siblings. It’s time I go outside and practice handstands with my little brother. It’s time I cook dinner. It’s time I fold that laundry. It’s time I go to bed and put my phone away. It’s time to enjoy that sunset. It’s time to set aside the screen and live.
The time is now.