That little precious thing called smartphone

Today ask yourself, when was the last time you checked your phone? Chances are you have it in your hands right now, or you just checked 'on the time’ or if you got new emails. 

This artist has artificially removed our beloved digital screens from his photo-series. 

(c) Eric Pickersgill, 2015

(c) Eric Pickersgill, 2015

Today ask yourself, when was the last time you checked your phone? Chances are you have it in your hands right now, or you just checked ‘on the time’ or if you got new emails.

No-brainer thought

This is not to say that owning a smartphone is a problem and I won’t say it is bad to use it. The problem might arise when we get anti-social because of our phones and tablets. Not only we build a digital invisible wall between us and the people who happen to be around us (who oftentimes are our loved ones, family, friends, children, etc.), but also we forget about ourselves and the direct experiences we are living.

(c) Eric Pickersgill, 2015

(c) Eric Pickersgill, 2015

Try this at home

Try this 30 seconds mindful exercise you can do straight away. Follow these easy instructions.

1. If you have any kind of digital devices in your hands or in front of you, turn the screen off and put it away (es. put it on the desk, on the floor, in your pocket).

2. Now you have free hands.

3. Look at your hands, follow their edges, look how beautiful they are, how many things they allow you to do, make, achieve and destroy.

4. Breathe.

5. You did it! Be grateful to yourself for this mindful moment.

Go and do it NOW.