December Challenge #BePresent

I have a confession to make…..I’m addicted to my phone

I feel like I’m not the only one with this problem. I want to share my struggle with this group so that we can help each other get better, and hold one another accountable. One of the more common COT phrases is “be better fathers, husbands and members of the community.” We say this phrase, we hear this phrase, but are we doing all we can to LIVE this phrase? I’m not. How can I be a better husband and father when I’m more concerned with the latest news, sports scores, slack messages, social media post, work emails etc…… I think if most of us look in the accountability mirror, we aren’t ALWAYS present at home.

December Accountability Challenge

When you’re with your family. PUT THE PHONE AWAY!

  • Find a specific spot where its out of sight
  • If you have a smart watch, put it away too
  • If you HAVE to check it for any reason, don’t carry it with you. Place it back in the out of sight spot.
  • Focus, stay disciplined, observe how this changes your time with family over the Christmas Holiday.

If you want to commit to this challenge join the slack channel #BePresent

(Yes I realize I just challenged you to not use your phone and asked you to use your phone to join a social media channel)

The commitment to joining the channel can make it real for some. It’s something visual and physical that I can say I committed too. It works for me, maybe it will for you too.


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