Happy Friday Everyone!
I wrote about taking some time away from technology before and explained how much it helped me relax and gather my thoughts. I believe it is important to do a technology cleanse once in a while. It has done nothing but made me feel great every time I did it.
A cleanse doesn’t mean you have to put down your phone for days. You can create a daily routine of 30 min to an hour, or find time every weekend to break away from technology a little bit. Your mind and soul will thank you!
Another time when it is the most important to put our phones to the side is when we are driving. I would lie if I said I have never grabbed my phone before while driving. I searched for songs, called someone up or quickly read a short message. This is a ridiculous mistake and there are no excuses for it. There are other people on the road and when I am behind the wheel, I am responsible for their safety as well.
This is why I decided to take the pledge to STOP!
Without an exception, every time I drive I see some other people on their phone and this is a scary thought. As I got older I realized absolutely nothing can be as important at the moment as our safety.
Please join AT&T in their movement to make our roads safer and pledge to drive without our phones’ distraction. You can take the pledge with me at ITCANWAIT.COM and follow the movement along @ItCanWait on Twitter!
5 Tips to Not Get Distracted While Driving
- Download the At&TDrive Mode app or if you prefer something else, there are many other options available. You can set up an automated message so when someone texts you they will receive a notification that you are driving at the moment but will get back to them as soon as you arrive!
- Create a playlist
- If you must receive calls, connect your phone to the speakers with an AUX cord. (If you don’t have bluetooth available in your car)
- Set up speed dial
- Silence notifications
THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST, I JUST TRULY BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS MESSAGE!