This project was difficult. To be honest, I was not looking forward to it. I know I need some sort of electricity at all times. I quickly realized that I am addicted to checking my phone (I realized this when I turned off my cell phone and would subconsciously press the home button and my thumb automatically went for the spot where my Instagram app would be).

But something happened where I was liberated by not using my cell phone. I was not as stressed. Because every time I check social media I: 1) Get FOMO aka Fear of Missing Out.  2) Get down on myself because I see all these beautiful girls all over my feed. By not being on my phone, it eliminated that stress. I was also more relaxed because I did not have to worry about texting/calling/e-mailing people back.

It is crazy to think about how we take a light bulb for granted. Luckily, I have a bunch of candles but of course they’re not as convenient. But at the same time, it was peaceful just reading with candles. I feel like I got in touch within myself more than I would have if I was just texting the night away. We are so overstimulated that we can’t focus on ourselves. I feel taking a day or night off from all the crazy distractions of the world, we would all be more at peace!

 

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