TSA#34 – Put the Phone Down

Jul 9, 2012 by

This is a big one for me.  I know I do this way too often and I try to work on it, but I often times am glued to my phone.

I use the excuse of multitasking so I can get more done.  Why not check my email when I am walking to and from the store?  Why not flip through Pinterest when I am waiting in line somewhere?   Why not Google something while I’m chatting with my friends?  And there is the problem.  I’m “that” guy.

I’m the guy who is never really present or always doing something else when I’m with my friends or family.   My wife and I argue about this as I think she does it as much as me, but it doesn’t change the fact that I know I do this way too much.  So I’m going to work on this again.

This week my Truly Simple Action is to get off my phone when I’m with others.  I need to put the phone down and be aware of my surroundings and those around me.  I don’t need to check my email, or Facebook or anything else that may seem pressing at the time.  It can all wait.  I don’t need to get more done, I need to enjoy what I’m already doing.

Does any of this sound a little bit familiar?   Join me this week in starting a new habit and lets put down the phone and be fully present with those in our lives.


TSA = Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing.

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