What would it be like if, when you walked through the door in the evening, you put away your phone and turned off your iPad, and didn’t pick them back up till the next morning—and not first thing when you woke up, but 30 minutes afterward—30 minutes in which you meditated or prayed or spent time with your spouse or children or just sat quietly with your coffee and yourself? Just sat and thought, were alone with yourself, or spent time with your loved ones? What would that be like?!
For those of us even mildly dependent on our tech devices, such an idea can immediately cause our blood pressure to rise. And yet, what if we challenged ourselves to do just that for a whole week? To refuse to look at our phones or go online from the time we left work till the time we returned in the morning? What if we kept a log or a journal of what we did with that time instead? Of what we missed by doing so, or what we realized we didn’t miss at all?