I don’t use my smartphone much on the weekends, but I do carry it with me everywhere I go…”just in case”. You know how it goes….Well…. I left my smartphone home this past Sunday as we left the house to go to the movies. I realized it about a quarter mile from the house and I remember my reactions:
I froze while driving
I panicked slightly
Had to make a conscious decision not to whip the car around and go retrieve the phone….
even though I knew there was really no good reason for me to carry it.
I took deep breaths
I became intentional and controlled my brains mindless reaction to having the phone
My pre-frontal cortex and rational thought took over
I was okay….
We had a GREAT time at the movies….even though I did reach in my pocket when it was time to turn cellphones off….and of course, there was nothing in my pocket!
Contributed by Kory Kogon – Global Practice Leader – Productivity