Yesterday was the first day that I put my phone in tool mode. Effectively everything that is a stream (including Micro.blog) has been deleted. Reeder? Gone. Safari? Gone (ok hidden but nowhere to be seen). Email? Gone. Notifications? Gone.
The upside is that I now pick up my phone 50 times less on average and 1 hour less.
So what do I use my phone for now? As it turns out, a fair amount.
- Mifit tracking
- Timezone clock
- Text messaging
Now I go to my apps and it’s with purpose. I’m not going in for the sake of going in. Doing so means I’m more available in the moment. When I check my emails, I go in, have a look and then move onto something else. It was a pretty scary feeling at first, but now that I’ve done this, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long.