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Hi everyone!!!

Last week Emma and I were talking about how our phones make us sick. Or, rather, how much we use our phones makes us sick. We both have the problem of checking something (for her it’s Pinterest, for me, my WordPress feed), closing that app, and then instantly reopening it. How disgusting is that, right? Are we really so desperate that we have to reopen the same app once we close it?!

The sad answer is, yes, we are.

So we challenged each other (in an epic conversation of speaking in ridiculously long hashtags) to go a day without using our phones or computers.
These are the rules we made:
1. We can use our phone if a parent texts us.
2. If there was an emergency.
3. For a calculator.
4. We can use the computer to write only.
5. We can’t watch anything unless it’s with someone.
6. Taking pictures is allowed, but no posting.

So Monday was our day we spent away from the online world and distracting apps and games. And each other.

We both recorded our day and here is my little diary of a sort, of what I did and went through yesterday without a phone or computer:


I was woken up from a sound sleep by my mom. Of all days, I wanted to sleep in today, hoping it would kill time of being without a phone. But instead, I had to get up EARLY so I could lock the door while my parent’s went to take my dad’s car in. I was so into my dream!! I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!! *cries* And I’m so dead. *yawn*
While they were gone, I read 2 chapters of The Guardian by Beverly Lewis. It was hard not to go on my phone in the morning and catch up on things…


I’ve been up for about an hour and I still feel dead. Thank God for coffee (may I add that it’s in a BB-8 mug? πŸ˜‰ )! My mom and I had our weekly planner meeting. I’m moody cause I got up early and don’t wanna do things. I don’t know why, but I was feeling like a failure….? XD


Oops! I was about to text Cookie. I’m feeling better now and more like myself. Now I was about to stalk blogs on my phone. Jaclynn, GET IT IN YOUR HEAD!!! NO SCREENS!!!!
Wow. I’m tempted to use my phone like every 5 minutes. I definitely have an unhealthy addiction.


*deep breath, deep breath* Okay – I worked out and now I’m out of breath. Whew!
What to do…. I guess I could start cleaning my room… *groan* Oh! I tidied up the bathroom! YAY! Why can’t guys put their stuff away after they use it…. -_-
Remember how I mentioned earlier that our car had to be taken in? Well now we also have to take my mom’s car in cause it died. o_o


Cleaning room and watched an episode of Little Rascals with my dad (SPANKY IS SO ADORABLE HELP). I’m really hungry…. still haven’t used my phone. Well, only to read a text from my dad and to talk to my mom. πŸ˜‰


Well, I ate lunch (teriyaki chicken! Yum!) and watched 2 more episodes of Little Rascals with my dad. I got tempted to use my phone, but didn’t.
Then I watched my mom setting up our new printer. It’s so cool! I need to find something to print out so I can use it (I CAN PRINT THINGS OUT FROM MY PHONE NOW OH MY GOSH)!
Oh! And my room is clean! Now what? XD


Just came in from riding the bike. I usually watch something on the iPad while I ride, but instead I read more of The Guardian. It was much easier for some reason and distracted me from my sore, peddling legs. I think I’ll read while I ride from now on!
Uh, guys? I just used my phone……O_O


Boredom has kicked in. I really should write, but where do I get the motivation? Ugh. This day is torture in more ways than one. SAVE ME!!!!
Cookies n Cream Atkins shake – pretty good.
My eyes hurt. I should get my glasses, but they’re all the way across the room in my purse. *tries to use the Force* Did I mention that I got a Facebook messenger notice earlier and how HARD it was NOT to read it?!!?! UGH!!!


Still haven’t written. BUT! I did take pics for a very weird photostory featuring Infinity figures!
*sings* I’m a – potatoooooo…. TIRED! Okay. I should write…. Let’s see if I actually do.


I’M WRITING!!! I love this part I’m writing, oh my gosh. I SHIP THEM!!!! Ahem.
Also I’m about to hit 20,000 words, so please celebrate with me in a little bit….

(I forgot to mention that before I started writing I was sprawled out on my bedroom floor singing a very weird version of that song from the Muppet Movie about being a muppet of a man. And then I started quoting things in WEIRD, CREEPY voices. Yeah…. XD )


20,550 WORDS!!! OH MY SWEET DONUT!!! I’ve never written anything this long before!!! *dies*
Yes. I did celebrate (by myself – *cries*). I had a brownie and listened to some songs I thought were appropriate for this occasion. Back to writing!!


Oh, I missed 6, didn’t I? Well, I ate dinner and then we had to pick up my dad’s car (which prevented me from being able to take pictures outside -_- ). Now I’m home and we’re probably gonna watch something.
I WANT POPCORN! *cries cause I can’t have any* (I’m trying to eat healthy, so that’s why I can’t have popcorn πŸ˜‰ )


I’m so tired. We are watching Big Hero 6 and I’m working on an order. Crocheting makes me tired. Need. Sleep.


Movie is over. I’m so tired. I think we’re either gonna watch Mayberry R.F.D. or make lunches for my dad and brother. Can I just stay in this chair? Or better yet, move to the couch? *heart eyes*



I know it’s early, but we’re gonna watch Once Upon a Time and I don’t wanna interrupt it. I’ve almost survived!!!


Time to get ready for bed! I SURVIVED EVERYONE!!! I LIVED A WHOLE DAY WITHOUT INTERNET, MY PHONE, OR WATCHING SHOWS ALL DAY!!! *celebrates* *dances around*

Here’s a little Q&A for myself:

Q: Was it worth it to you?
A: Well, I guess it was. I went through some boredom and had to resist the temptation to use my phone which was hard, but I’d say, it wasΒ definitely worth it.

Q: Would you do it again?
A: Yeah, I think so! I feel like I’m constantly disgusted with myself by how much I use my phone. It’s probably because of my phone that I need to wear glasses! Our phones really keep usΒ from socializing and talking with our families. I’ll be doing a post on HRMW soon about this problem. But all in all, I would like to do it again. Maybe make it a weekly thing just to get a break. It’s also crazy how much easier it was for me to write yesterday….

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you’re feeling the same way about your phone and/or computer, I challenge you to do this, too! Though it is hard, it’s really refreshing :)

Have a great day everyone!

If I did this challenge again, would you want me to make another post like this?


19 Responses to Diary of a Girl Without a Phone….. For a Day….

  • Ha ha ha… When I told my mom that you where doing a whole day without your phone and then you started singing crazy songs and quoting things in weird voices, she just shook her head and laughed. I think that some teens would go crazy without their phones…. Well, I don’t have one anyway. (And I’m pretty sure that my parents won’t let me get one until i’m like, in college. UGH.) Oh, well….. πŸ˜‰

    • LOLOL! I’m glad I could make you guys laugh! XD
      Yeah, and I’m one of those teens! LOL!
      Awe…. ?

  • vv cool! I dont even have a phone but i use my mom’s too much. im sorta a tech addict… your an inspiration! I wouldnt have lasted! COngrats on 20,000 words! amd I LOVE OUAT!

  • Loved this post! It really is unhealthy how addicted people are to their phones these days…I’m disgusted and ashamed of myself sometimes, when I find myself checking my phone after checking it only five minutes earlier. Ugh.
    When I went to my youth retreat, I decided not to bring my phone. I went without wifi or screens of any kind for an entire week, but it wasn’t near the struggle I thought it would be, mostly because they kept you so busy every second of the day. It was wonderful! (But I did catch myself fantasizing a few times about what posts may be in my reader, emails in my inbox, and whatnot.) It’s important to have a break every now and then. πŸ˜‰
    Loved this post, and if you do it again, you should make another post like this!

    • Thanks so much, Misty! I’m glad you liked it! πŸ˜€
      Oooh… That sounds painful… *goes crazy just thinking of being without my phone for a week* I applaud you though! That’s awesome! ??????

  • I think what makes it harder is the fact that phones have become an everyday part of people’s lives, and when you’re trying so hard not to use it it gets tempting. Is not so bad if you don’t normally use a phone or don’t have one, but when you’re really thinking about not using it then it gets hard. Thanks for the great post!

    • Definitely! Phones are just such a natural part of life. It’s hard to be without one. πŸ˜‰
      You’re welcome! :)

  • Awesome job! I don’t have a phone yet, but do use my computer!

  • GOOD FOR YOU!!! *Gives you a double thumbs up*

    I struggle with this problem as well. I don’t have a phone, but I do have a laptop – in fact, I’m using it to type this comment. πŸ˜‰ I try to limit myself to an hour of internet time per day, and if I watch something, it’s usually with my brother or parents. And every Sunday it’s no screens at all, even for writing.

    I find it easier to stay away from my laptop if I have an ongoing project. For example, I’ve started sewing a quilt, and working on this has distracted me from even thinking about blogs or email or Pinterest. I’d encourage you to keep crocheting! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for this funny, wonderful post. :)


  • I feel ya…I do the exact same thing with the tabs. :(
    But it seems you did really well! I don’t have a phone, but I’m on my computer a lot, and I know how hard it can be to get off. Sometimes I’m like – SOMEONE JUST POST SOMETHING!!! – because I have nothing else to do.
    Anyhow, it seems you did great! *high five* I’ll have to try this sometime. :)
    ~Grace <3
    P.S. I guess I haven't been following LMF? Hmmm, I was sure I was. Anyway, I'm following now!

    • OH MY GOSH I SAY THE EXACT SAME THING ABOUT THE POSTS!!! I’ll even text Emma sometimes to make a post because I just HAVE to read a post! O_O
      Thanks so much, Grace! πŸ˜€
      P.S. Oh yay!! Thanks for following! πŸ˜€

  • What’s funny, is, I do all that EVERY DAY *except the Atkins shake? and the printer?)
    EVERY. DAY. Especially the muppets

  • My real problem is reading too much….. My parents commented tonight on how I seem to love Bilbo more than them… ooopsssss…. The phone isn’t an issue, really… it does make a very aggravating alarm clock when it will go off for some reason at 3;30… it does that occasionally…. That’s why it’s usually dead… I punish it by killing it.

    *disappears under mound of books* I cannot breathe without books.

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