How I Survived 1 Day Without My Mobile Phone

Smartphones are undeniably very important components of our lives. Nowadays, especially young people are often asking “What would I do without a smart phone?” or “How were people living without a smart phone in the past?”

So, I have decided to find the answers to those questions even if I am aware of that the momentum is a lot different from the past. It was the Thursday night that I brought my iPhone to Apple Store to get it fixed. I have decided that I am not going to get a back-up phone to understand how it would feel not to have my mobile for a day.

I have to admit that it was quite shocking in the first place. It took some time to realize that I have no phone anymore. Not only din’t I have a phone but also I had no watch, no tablet whatsoever.

That evening I was hanging out with a friend, having dinner and drinking coffee. There is this thing that tickles inside of you. So, after couple of minutes I took my friend’s mobile finding some pretext, and first thing I have done is to check Twitter if anything important happened while I am away.

Real challenge started when we left and when I started being only by myself in the bus. I was looking around weirdly, watching people. That moment I have started realizing something that there are a lot of people out there checking their phone, talking to each other, sleeping and so on. I have began to see and realize how people are, what they are doing, what are their interests? It was a good experience to start knowing people.

After using my Mac at night and talking to my family over Facetime, I eased off a little bit and went to sleep. But there was a big problem waiting for me over there: How am I going to wake up without an alarm? After looking for something to set up to wake me up I found an old-fashioned, working Nokia mobile phone from my grandma. Anyway, I set the alarm and went to sleep peacefully.

Alarm went off in the morning and I felt that I slept well enough to save the day. One of my morning routine is to watch the news on TV. Somehow the time on the screen caught my attention and boom! I am late to the office for two hours because of the Nokia’s time was wrong. I couldn’t’t believe it happened. I have no proper mobile phone to call my boss to let her about the incident. So, I thought it would be logical to email her at least.

When I was commuting to work from home I felt the same things as I did the day before: Started knowing people, interacting with them, analyzing what they do. It was again a great experience for me and it was useful to gain better vision over the people in the city.

Finally, I went to pick my phone up from the Apple Store. Guess what happened? Same thing I have done before I lost it. However, now I am trying to reduce the usage of it to have a real life, not digital or virtual. I strongly encourage you to give it a try.

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