Blogging, Cell phones

I Uninstalled Facebook

So I’ve blogged about my constantly checking my phone or going on Facebook, and how annoying it is but I keep doing it. I work from home so I have a little more freedom throughout the workday and even then I find myself picking up the cell phone and going on FB.

Today, my FB app kept freezing over and over. That could have been a sign from the great beyond you get my shit together. So I did one better and just uninstalled it. See?

That’s where it was. 

Ok, I could still check FB from my computer but I NEVER go on from my work computer and my personal computer only gets turned I after work.

But… I still found myself picking up my phone just to look at it. Strange, right? 

Well, cell phone stimulus is known to cause a spike in dopamine in your system. Dopamine is not necessarily about pleasure anymore, but it keeps us seeking. Here’s an article.  Interesting stuff. 
Either way… Facebook has no place in my workday. It divides my attention and I’m realizing what a precious thing undivided attention is. 

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Annoyingly Addicted to my Cell Phone

Damn, I look at this thing a lot. Facebook, texting, Googling, videos, etc.  Over and over throughout the day. I don’t think it takes me away when I’m physically with people. Maybe it’s the dopamine released by it. But either way… it’s starting to annoy me.

My plan is to scale back my constant cell phoning 

Let’s see how this goes.

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Five Minutes of Focus

That’s about my attention span these days. You know how I know? Because that’s approximately how long I can go before checking in with my phone.

So I do something,  then five or less minutes later I’m checking Facebook,  my blog, email,  etc. Holy shit, I’ll never get anything done living like this. And if that’s the case, my life will go by in a flash, wasted, even more so.

I’ve wasted years,  I’m so behind in my life. I can’t lead a distracted life.

I know it’s an unconscious reaction now, if I have a free few seconds to check in with the phone.  Good God, I am not being the type of man is like a daughter or niece to marry.

I have a relative who wasted her life away wallowing in self pity and distracting herself with various vices. I love her,  and she’s a cautionary tale.

Let’s see how long I can go without picking up this phone again.

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The Rodney Coincidence

I wad talking to my cousin “Nunzio” on Jan 21. He’s a recruiter and said that many candidates catch attitudes with him quite often and don’t give him any respect, then naturally referenced Rodney Dangerfield.

That evening Jon Stewart was referring to the State of the Union address. HE mentioned that when President Obama mentioned things that were good for everyone, like low unemoloyment, Republicans still would not applaud, then likened Obama to Rodney.

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Coincidences,  baby! They follow me around.

Note: I’m not saying anything about my political preferences, just the mentions of Rodney so close together.  Please don’t leave political comments.

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Wow, I look at my cell phone a lot

It got so bad that I had to promise someone that if I checked Facebook or WordPress before 5pm on weekdays that I would give him $20 each time. (I’m unemployed at the moment.   Still No excuse. )

Even during that time sometimes I just pick up my phone,  look at it,  and put it down.  

And when it’s past 5pm I must check my cell phone every ten minutes. 

When did I become a 16 year old girl?

What the hell is going on? Is there heroin in this screen that I’m absorbing even time my thumbs slides over it?  That’s the only reasonable answer.

I walked to get lunch yesterday and did not check my phone for that entire walk.  

Whoa.   That was an experience!  Actually being PRESENT to my surroundings?  That’s possible?

When did everything become boring  that I need continous stimulation so badly? You mean I don’t have to fill every second of my day with stimulation? 

What a novel idea.  Let’s see how it lasts.