I lost my phone 5 days ago and learned a great deal about phones and truck camping and personal goals.
I missed taking pictures for the blog. I missed not taking notes for the blog on the phone. Then, after about day 3 of no phone I realized how much it was dominating the day to day life of someone who was living in the woods. I was checking how many miles I was walking. I was making notes on work to do on the blog. I was listening to podcasts at night, falling asleep to newscasts from NPR.
After day 4 it was obvious. Something had to change. How present was I? I was distracting myself from the present by the phone.
Then I found it on day 5.
And went back to using the phone as before. Aggh.