10 Days Without a Smartphone

Observations on a technology detox

Bleary-eyed, I watched until my phone died…

It wasn’t anything special or particularly something I was even aware of, but, at approximately 12.55 a.m., it slipped away. At the time I was lying in bed, eyes barely open, rapidly spiralling out of control watching YouTube.

It had started off innocently enough by clicking on Homer Designs a Car – 4 minutes, 13 seconds of mildly amusing comedy. I looked up at the top right hand corner of my phone: six percent.