Yes, I did it. I was becoming addicted to my work. You can imagine it: a trigger-finger, device-focused man, typing away while walking down the hall, while at the kids’ soccer games, in meetings, while shopping, and in any possible venue. No more. No more. I’m fighting back and I’m forcing discipline on myself.
Now, I can focus while I’m at the kids’ soccer games. When I’m shopping with the family, I will actually talk and hang with the family. At meetings, I’ll actually now listen.
Blackberry — goodbye. No thanks. I switched to a normal, everyday, non-fancy cell phone the other day. I don’t miss you at all, but my family has missed me. I’m back to being human — no more devices to carry around; no more trigger-finger, device-focused, relationship-scarring BlackBerry to keep me down.