Our recent trip aboard was so amazing! We were on the go for the majority of the time and I loved being disconnected. My phone had no service (it only worked in hotels with wifi) and I didn’t mind it one bit. Honestly, I didn’t miss it at all which was a surprise.

 

I tend to be too attached to my cell phone. I sometimes feel an impulse to check my emails way too many times a day and scroll through social media. For the most part, it just keeps me busier than I need to be. It’s not the healthiest habit.

 

During this trip, I felt as if my mind was less occupied. I wasn’t exposing myself to the information overload and I was able to fully enjoy my new surroundings. I was able to take in different cultures, walk the streets, go on tours, learned a TON, had one on one meals with Steve, read books, and just enjoyed each others company. It was a refreshing experience.

 

The only time I used my phone was at the end of the day before bed. I used it to share photos, to check my email to make sure there were no fires to put out, and to text my mom to tell her a little about our day and of course that I was alive.

 

This trip forced me to stay off the Internet, which ended up changing the way I feel about the way I use it now. If anything, I’m way more aware of my cell phone usage now that I’m home.  Going forward, I want to continue to limit my time on the Internet so I don’t feel those urges to scroll through Instagram for something to do and constantly check my email account.

 

Looking back, I got very little value out of my constant cell phone use. It was a time filler and I’m ready to leave that behind me.

 

I want to get into a healthy rhythm because I know it will help me feel better, be more productive, creative, clear-minded, and improve my relationships with family and friends.

 

Have you ever taken an internet break? What have you learned about your habits?  Comment below =)

 

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” ― Gertrude Stein

 

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