Ask yourself: “Can I go an entire day without using my phone? Can I live without checking Facebook? Will I survive if I’m unaware of Kim Kardashian’s exact whereabouts?” It’s kinda ridiculous when we realized exactly how bad one day without a phone would actually be, so we decided to test this mad idea first hand.
Here is the journey of one brave Mazumafier’s day without a phone or social media.
7a – I immediately develop a slight twitch when I realize I can’t wake up with my 10 minutes of screen time. The fact that I actually have to wait until I get to work to read my email is terrifying.
7:45a – It’s literally been five seconds since I left my apartment and already sheer panic has set in. Suddenly I feel like I don’t know how to get to work … do I have OnStar? Can that Mazuma Mike guy be like those insurance people and come at the sound of a jingle? It’s not like I can stop and ask for directions, let alone read a map. What if I get in a wreck?
8:29a – I arrive to work without getting lost (I guess I’m not that far gone yet). I start my computer, and again reach for my phone. Dang it! What am I supposed to do for the 45 seconds it takes my computer to log me in? I turn around and attempt to speak to my co-workers…but they’re all on their phones. I am alone with my stress ball.
10a – After my Venti, double expresso latte (I need all the caffeine I can get to survive this torture) it’s time to use the lou. Not having a phone really hit home here. What am I supposed to do while I’m in there?! EVERYONE uses their phone while in the bathroom. Mirror selfies, endless creeping in the stall…don’t lie, you know you do it too.
10:03a – Still in the bathroom… don’t know what to do. I stare at the stall graffiti. Apparently the class of 1972 rocks … How old is this building?
11:31a – I suddenly realize that I posted another picture of my dog on Instagram pre-phone hiatus … HOW MANY LIKES DO I HAVE?!?!
1p – While eating lunch I realize I can’t snap my Chipotle and put it on my snap story. It makes me a little sad because it would have been great to show off my awesome lunch. I usually just snap my can of soup.
1:47p – I find myself reaching for my phone for the 912th time today, even though I know I don’t have it with me.
3:02p – I’m to the point where I really just want to yell “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY HANDS!”
4:30p – It suddenly dawns on me that it could be someone’s birthday today! Like someone important that I should definitely know about. But I can’t know for sure because I don’t have a birthday notification from Facebook… this is going to cost me friendships.
4:48p – It’s so close to the end of the work day, and all I’m thinking is “HOW MANY LIKES DO I HAVE ON MY DOG PIC FOR THE LOVE OF GOD?!”
5p – Finally, I can go home and return to my phone. However, I’m dreading the ride home because I’m forced to listen to the radio instead of the super awesome U2 album that I got for free. (Thanks Apple! Totally makes up for my bent iPhone 6 Plus …)
5:46p – I have my phone in my hands! It feels warm and fuzzy. I go through my normal routine and find that Kim K was in Australia with her directionally gifted baby, it was indeed my cousin’s 16th birthday, and Mazuma Mike posted another video that made me LOL. All is right in the world.
Eleven hours. I barely even made it eleven hours.