1000 Flowers for the Planet - #292 Turn Off Your Phone
It’s okay. I assure you, it really is okay to turn off your phone. The world won’t explode if you flick that tiny switch to ‘off’. It is not essential to life that you can be contacted by all and sundry, 24 hours a day. If you think it is, then you probably have delusions of grandeur. Everybody needs to sleep, and that precious time for your body and mind to rejuvenate is essential. Turning off your mobile phone will allow you to sleep peacefully without interruption. It will still be there in the morning, when you will wake up properly refreshed and ready to start a new day with vigour. Be the person who looks after you the best way possible and give yourself time away from the demands of other people. It can wait until tomorrow – I promise you.
Apart from the health benefits for body and mind, turning off your phone will use less energy, making your battery last longer and requiring recharging less often, or if you recharge daily, then not as much time to recharge. Saving energy, in any form, is a good thing for the planet.