This past week I have deliberately and drastically reduced my phone usage; there have even been times when I haven't carried it.
It felt strange at first but then it became liberating.
I've always been the kind of person that sees a woman wrestling to find her phone in the bottom of her handbag and think "why haven't you got it to hand, what use is it in there?"
But I think I realise that it's a way to separate oneself from it, to not be so reliant that one can just put it away. And that's what I've tried to do.
I restricted the notifications even beyond what I already had and just put the damn thing down somewhere rather than have it always in my pocket.
Post have remained unwritten, RSS feeds unread, podcasts unheard. And it's been great!
Writing this almost feels like a betrayal.