I lived without my phone for 24 hours & here's what I learned


Can you even go a full 24 hours without your phone or laptop? In the era of Instagram, digital media-driven careers and the odd Facetime call to your mate in Australia, the attempts of minimizing screen time become increasingly slim.

By all means ...You could try managing everything piling up on your interminable to-do list. Or, perhaps, how about waving goodbye to procrastination and catching up on that piece of work your conscience keeps nagging you about? (Then again, isn't your To-do list on your Iphone's Calendar and weren't you told to submit that essay online?)

Since - for most of us - the days of pre-phone living are nothing short of a blur, I thought it was about time I'd tackle my life from a whole new perspective (and, y'know, document it!) - #we'regoingoldschool

And so, alas! My digital detox began...

Here's what I learned:










Getting stuff done:
As soon as this challenge commenced, I was completely oblivious to the fact that ahead of me was my most productive morning. Like. EVER. Work - done. To-do list - complete. I think the idea that my phone was out of the question for the day was actually pretty liberating; I have the entire day ahead of me - Let's get stuff done!

I like a good book:
In a world ambushed with an obsession for likes and a constant fear of 'missing out', reading often gets swept under the carpet. On the daily, I do try to read as regularly as possible although admittedly, I'd be lying if I said I read as much as I'd truly like to. But, what better time to indulge in a compelling read that now? And, I really indulged...

If there's just one thing I can take from this experiment, it will be the reading! 

Time is my best friend:
Screen time must consume a huge chunk of our day. I gather this, of course, because my digital detox unleashed a vast abundance of time. Time that before participating in the challenge, flew by. 

A sound night's sleep:
Ahhh. A sound night's sleep. Can you get anything more pure and revered? Well, this was what I got after a full day unglued to a screen - the quickest time it's taken me to fall asleep all year. And if that hasn't made you want to give this challenge a go, I don't know what will...



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  1. I'd love to be able to do this I feel like my whole life is on my phone and don't know how i'd get through life without it haha. I am making a conscious effort not to be on it that much at weekends though and really just enjoy my time and relax more

    www.gillianhelen.com

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  2. Ahh I know the feeling! It's a really nice feeling to switch everything off though ☺️ Thanks for reading!

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  3. I know I should spend less time on my phone, but it's such a hard habit to break! This has definitely encouraged me to be more conscious of the amount of time I spend looking at a screen x

    Shannon | https://shannonmichelle1.blogspot.com

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  4. This is a great post Lily! It was really interesting to see what you learned from your digital detox. I also find that when I spend less time on my phone I am much more productive. It's great that you experienced so many positive benefits :) Thanks for sharing! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  5. It's surprising how much you can get done when normally you'd be scrolling on Twitter&Instagram!! I've started reading before bed every night and it's such a good way to get your pages in
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  6. It really is a hard habit to break. I can only imagine all I'd accomplish if I could do the same.

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  7. I don't think that I can go without my phone.
    Maybe I need to challenge myself.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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