"I Forgot My Phone" is a great video that has started to go viral over the past 24 hours. I recommend spending the two minutes watching it.
Many of us are guilty of this, myself included. I’ve made a conscious effort to stop, because I was starting to annoy myself.
Sometimes is definitely fine. All of the time is not.
You don’t need to take a photo or video of everything. Put the phone down, enjoy the moment, and really experience that concert, that comedian, that sunset, that meal, that party, that conversation, that walk, or whatever it might be.
A year from now, you might forget that moment because you didn’t capture it, but that’s okay too. It doesn’t make that moment any less a part of your life.
I even recommend a little technology detox every once in a while. Whether it’s a day or a weekday, consciously make the effort. While you’ll probably get the shakes for the first few hours, you’ll be surprised how good you feel afterwards.