Two-thirds of British women can’t afford a day without their phones, and 71% said they were more addicted to their devices than to their partners, according to research conducted by Marathon Software.
A working day
If you say two hours for work and just 50 minutes for social time, then everything’s OK – except if you work on Wednesday and Friday and Saturday. You work like a freakish humanoid.
Holiday if you can’t afford a day without them – in two or three years’ time. You could always hide them in a sneaky camera that’s hidden under a bed.
If you must have them for work, and still manage to get a bit of time out on the weekend, then you’ll want to know what a real vacation is. A day outside the office. A proper weekend. Two. Not five.
Taking a day away from your phone
A free catch-up with Netflix, a quiet bike ride with a family, take a picnic and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine; leave a laptop unattended at home for at least a day, then come home and work on it: look at a new thread. Or give your kids a Minecraft game to play on to keep them occupied. This only lasts for about a week. You can’t go back to reality.
If you still can’t afford a day without them, you’re ready to become your own slave driver. Rt Rev Don Anker, Assembly, Rochester and a bible called Time Out.
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