Today's BlogHer Writing Lab Wednesday Prompt of the Day is all about balancing and the number of times you check your phone throughout the day.
Question: "How many times do you check your phone during the day?"
Answer: I wake up to my alarm on my phone and check my phone to make sure the battery is charged 100%. Then I get ready for work and check my phone before I step out of the house again to see that I am 98% charged.
During my commute to work I check my notifications, email, social media such as Twitter and Instagram, or surf the internet. Once I've arrived at work, my phone is likely anywhere from 30% to 50% battery life. (Yeah, this totally sucks but a new phone battery is on its way). I plug in my phone to my laptop to charge and do my work.
Then I check again maybe morning break, lunch time, and when I am finished work. I can't really check more because of my battery life so that is keeping me in balance.
My commute home is busier so I don't have time to check as much as often I'm standing on the skytrain.
I wonder if I had a regular phone if I would check more. I kinda like not checking too often. It keeps me focused at work so I can finish work on time. It also makes me realize that I might be able to live without a phone. Hmmm...I know that will never happen. But no battery life is almost the same.
How about you? How many times do you check everyday?