July 23, 2015
In honor of “Throwback Thursday”, here is a crazy idea that might not sound so crazy for some people, get a flip phone. Why, you ask? Unplug, and get away from your smartphone addiction.
Flip phones will not only save you money, but your sanity as well. You can still have a way for people to keep in touch with you but you will no longer feel the need to constantly check your email, Facebook, or any other program that you find yourself scrolling through just to waste some time.
Ellyn Shook, chief human resources officer for Accenture needs to be available 24/7 with more then 336,000 worked worldwide. Recently she started bringing her flip phone to bed instead of her iPhone and found that she sleeps better and doesn’t feel the need to check her phone as much during the day when it is on her. She isn’t the only one to take a stab at this, billionaire Warren Buffet showed off his Nokia flip phone on CNN. Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue also rocked one at the U.S Open last year.
As usual you’ll have to take the good with the bad and realize you may not be able to totally ditch your smartphone. Most people won’t understand why your doing this and won’t call you. However, maybe the “dumb phone” will make a comeback sooner then later.