Guest Blogger: Evan A.
Hi all! My name is Evan and I am doing my own Thrive with Less challenge! I know Colin as we are in the same major. Reading the Thrive with Less posts and talking to Colin about it a few times I decided to try and do it myself. I always had a problem with the way we live our lives. One of my biggest pet peeves is when other people are texting while they are with somebody. Because of this I always try and ignore my phone when I am with others. I always will check a message to see if it’s important, if it is nothing urgent I will ignore it. I have noticed that when I began ignoring my phone more and more I pay more attention to people when they are talking to me. I remember everything they say and can bring it up later in conversation. Some people are actually shocked by this because they are amazed that I remember.
My second drop was Facebook. I am/was a Facebook junkie. Always on with my phone and on my computer. I would procrastinate so much, check every few minutes. I have 2 monitors and one would always have FB on it. I deactivated my account on March 11th. It has been amazing. I have gotten so much more work done. My homework is all done early in the day and not late at night right before it is due. It makes me really happy to not always have to worry about what other people are doing. This ties in a lot with the whole phone situation. I want to live in my world and enjoy the people I am with. I found myself really getting into March Madness this year. I used to not like basketball and now I do. I tried something new with all the time I had.
I also bought a notepad and carry a pen/pencil with me at all times now. I try to use my phone for less and less these days. I recommend everybody tries this.