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Can You Go 24 Hours?

You think you’re in control


But the more I look around and observe


The more I realize the severity of the problem at hand…


Like most things in life, a good balance tends to be best for you


When you lean too much to one side, your perspective becomes distorted


And when your perspective becomes distorted, your reality isn’t what you want it to be


You find yourself doing things unconsciously that you don’t want to be doing


Even worse, you are becoming the consumer that drives the engine


So if you want to play in this space you need to find a balance


And not only between being a creator and consumer


But also being able to step away completely


And then come back on your terms


This is the challenge everyone


But it’s not so hard at all


And it’s good for you…


Stepping Away


I’ve been home in Michigan for two weeks


It’s now my last week here, and I’m with my parents


We are in Northern Michigan for the week at a property we own


It’s only a quarter ownership…we’re an upper middle class family at best fam


That being said, it’s dope AF and is such a beautiful place to spend some time away


Right now, I’m writing down by Deer lake, a five minute walk from the cabin


The sun is peaking through the clouds and there’s no one else here


I can hear the small waves, and feel the wind on my face


The best part of all, no one can get ahold of me


In fact, I can’t get ahold of anyone either


And it feels amazing my friends


Let me explain in detail…


Completely Disconnected


It was only 24 hours


For some, it would feel like weeks


For me, the time seemed to pass by quickly…


I’ll admit, I’m taking some time off this week, so it’s easier


But as I said, I’ve been observing and people have a ton of trouble


Even when they are on vacation, with their friends, or when they’re “relaxing”


They don’t seem to have the ability to live a normal day without it


By now, I assume you are aware of what I’m talking about


I also know many of you are using it to read this


And that’s why I still believe it’s needed


Because I consume a lot as well


But you have to step away


From your phone…


A 24hr Experiment


Monday at 1pm


My phone went in the drawer


And I didn’t look at it until 2:30pm Tuesday…


Even better, my phone is back in the drawer now


In the end, I don’t even feel like I should be happy about it


It’s only been a day or so, and I’ve lived over a decade with a phone


That being said, I don’t remember the last time I went 24 hours without it


I found it to be a great experience though, and I didn’t miss anything important


It’s why I don’t have my phone with me today, I don’t need it for anything


If I had it, I’d be on it, but I clearly don’t NEED to be on it right now


I scheduled all my content in advance, so I keep adding value


Which means the needle keeps moving without me there


My clients are also all taken care of and content


This is the balance I started off with today


It’s much better than attachment…


The Lesson


Your phone is powerful


It connects you to the world


But it can also disconnect you as well…


This is why I think you should all take breaks


Even if it’s only for an hour here or there during the day


The idea is to make sure that you are still in control of your life


I see so many people that have to reach for their phone because they’re bored


This means there is no intention behind why they are using their phone


This is when the unconscious consumption takes place for most


But by taking breaks from your phone, you can avoid it


And learn to only use your phone with intention


In fact, you’ll learn to appreciate it more


And understand its value to you


Not your value to it…


When was the last time you spent 24hrs with no phone?


With Love,

Steven Arthur George

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