Do you glance at your phone more often than you would like to? It’s so instinctive now that I have to be intentional to not look at my phone. The phone screen pulses awake with another notification and I’m distracted. I try to place my phone face down on the table when working, but sometimes I forget.
Once I’ve picked up my phone it’s so easy to then just check email or Instagram and someones new holiday photos on Facebook. I forget the task I was working on. Can you relate?
I’m not against using phones or different apps or even social media, I use them all, they are crucial for the work that we all do. But I have to be intentional in my use of them to not be distracted from the main thing I’m working on.
At home we have the rule of ‘no phones at the table’ so that we are present for each other and have real conversations. I have two older children with their own phones who will quickly remind their parents of this rule if we forget!
Phones are constantly with us and while necessary for communication, work and life admin, it is hard to be without them.
One of the ways I like to prompt myself back to creative work rather than mindless absorption, is to change my phone screen frequently. I like to have an inspiring image that will remind or inspire me to be creative. I’ve created some new screens for you to use on your phone, to inspire you back to the things that really matter and prettify up your phone!
You can download these here, you’ll need your email address to sign in. Don’t worry if you have already used your email address for the free gift store. You can use it again and you won’t suddenly get duplicate emails from me!
Keep up your creative work, creativity is generosity, we all benefit from you coming alive!