I admit it. I love my cell phone! I love scrolling through social media and seeing updates from friends’ lives. I get excited at just the thought of receiving text messages. I enjoy scrolling through Pinterest and getting new ideas for recipes to try. But, I have come to the conclusion that this love has taken over my life. If I were to be honest, I, like most 20-somethings I know, have an unhealthy balance in my life when it comes to how consumed I am by the world wide web accessible through my phone instead of experiencing and engaging with the actual, physical world around me.
I know that there is a toll that too much cellphone use takes on my life. When I don’t take time to unplug, my relationships decline because I’m spending too much time with the “screen” version of my acquaintances instead of focusing on the physical relationships that really matter.