I’ve found that my eyes feel so strained at the end of a night. I just sit there, when I get home, refreshing every social networking page I have access to for hours and hours until I pass out, wake up, and do it all over again.
I’ll be with a friend, or with family and I’ll pick up the phone and start scrolling through to see what you all posted or what you liked that I posted.
And while I love this community and I love that I can share what I eat and what makes me laugh, this is not ok. It’s strange to constantly have your eyes glued to something the size of your palm. What am I missing while I’m doing this?
I bought an extra battery pack so I can keep checking my phone when I’m out for a long day. It’s not in case I get a call or a text, it’s in case I want to post something to tumblr, or see what kind of likes I got on an Instagram or Facebook post, did someone retweet me?
I guess there’s not a real point to this but, I have to find a solution to this “problem”. I’m going to continue posting but I’m not going to check my phone 100 times when I’m with friends, if you are my friend and you catch me doing this, call me out. I think I’ll try just leaving the phone in my purse after work for a few hours so I can cook dinner and talk to my roommate and just let my eyes settle after a long day of looking at a screen.
I just have to disconnect a little.