I Can’t Come To The Phone Right Now

Technology is a beautiful thing when it works properly. Case in point, my phone decided to lock itself at 4:15 am this morning. Never mind the fact that my phone had been sitting untouched on the charger for several hours. I didn’t notice the issue until I woke up today. I tried powering down the phone and that didn’t work. Nonetheless, I even stopped by a local AT&T store. Oh, I forgot. Today is Labor Day. They were closed. Finally I was able to get the phone reset later this afternoon. Everything was back to normal. 

I had a bit of an agitated panic when I couldn’t get my phone to unlock. I thought, “What if there is an emergency and someone can’t reach me?”. “What about the business calls I need to make today?”. Oh and the proverbial, “I feel naked without a working phone”. Despite the fact that all of these feelings were valid, I needed the time. I was able to fully disconnect from everything for a few hours. During that time, I was able to sort out some thoughts in my head and refocus a bit. 

Sometimes we have to be forced to do what’s best for us. We should all take a designated time to unplug from social media, work, our phones and any other distractions to center ourselves. There is a danger in not doing this. We could keep going to the point where we are forced to stop. Although I was frustrated about my phone not working for part of today, it helped clear my mind. Clear the clutter from your mental space. Do it now, while it’s manageable. If not, you just may find yourself in a situation where you have no choice about the matter. 

6 comments on “I Can’t Come To The Phone Right Now


  1. Jan

    So true, I try not to use my phone or any media including tv at least once a week, unless I’m called or emergency. Once i get on time flies and i get nothing done, then i guess i needed that break or just to see how everyones doing.Sometimes on accident I leave it home, then wonder why I haven’t received calls, its good but as stated you dont want to be forced to slow down. So give yourself a media or work break sometime. Be blessed not stressed.
    ; )

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    1. 7th Sign

      Yes, it’s really easy for me to get distracted on it too lol. Like you said, it stops you from getting anything done. Thanks so much for checking out the post! 🙂

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  2. Cadatone

    I limit myself as to social media stuff in order to keep a balance in my life for the more important things.

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    1. 7th Sign

      I am starting to practice that more myself. Getting drawn into social media is so easy to do, but you’re right about keeping that balance in your life.
      Thanks for checking out the blog!

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  3. Debra Swisher

    So true… Social media has taken over in all of our lives! Everyone is so obsessed with their phones and communicating / staying in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. It is all so crazy!! And the things we are following (chasing) are usually not even urgent, let alone important!!! We just simply don’t want to be left out and / or not ‘in the know’! Yes, take a break, everyone!!! Great blog!!

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    1. 7th Sign

      Yes, that is a really good point that a lot of the things people chase on social media are not important at all!! I am definitely practicing my part in taking a break from it every now and then. Thanks so much!! Really glad you enjoyed the blog 🙂

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