Try being conscious about your phone use for the day. An easy way to do that is to count the number of times you reach into your pocket to pull it out and look at it. It should be about 72 million times a day, give or take a few pulls.
Or you could just leave your phone at home when you go out somewhere. Count how many seconds it takes before anxiety sets in.
So you can only imagine the horror that Twitter user Liz Bertorelli felt when she somehow dropped her phone onto her downstairs neighbor’s balcony.
She watched, utterly helpless, as her phone moved on without her, receiving notifications that went unchecked. She dropped a note for her neighbor to find, but the wind got in the way.
Users chimed in, offering helpful solutions to her no-phone dilemma.
She then committed to some ideas to see if anything would help get her phone back.
She started getting desperate.
But at least she kept her humor intact throughout the trying ordeal.
Some people demanded to know just where the heck their neighbors were after all this time.
Sadly, she needed to leave for work without her phone.
It turns out the imminent threat of rain became a valid concern.
Someone suggested she contact her building super.
But she already tried that.
Her downstairs neighbors still didn’t pull through, either.
She tried gathering all her phone saving items in her home to see if anything could be done.
But all she could do was still watch her notifications roll in, completely helpless to check them.
But she did come up with a way to protect her precious phone from the merciless elements.
Liz still doesn’t have her phone back, but she’s holding out hope.