My cell phone battery went from 15% to 5% to 1% and finally to black. I kinda just sat in bed and decided not to recharge it. That decision alone gave me an initial “whew” moment. But then my mind went to all sort of unlikely scenarios of people needing me.
I don’t need to be a rocket scientist to recognize that I have a problem. I had to remind myself that it’s 8pm and no one important is going to contact me.
If it’s a friend – it’s rarely an emergency of any kind. I’m NOT the first person that will come to my friends’ mind if there’s an emergency. I’m not close enough to anyone to be considered an emergency contact. I have 1 best friend and I’m living with him.
If it’s a client – I have operating hours and 8pm is not one of them.
If it’s a family emergency – they have B’s number.
If it’s my sisters’ emotional breakdowns – I need to cut the cord. They’re adults now and need to learn how to process their emotions on their own.
So I’ve decided to turn off my phone in the evening. I’m gonna use B’s phone as my alarm clock or buy an actual clock from now on. We’ll see how long this will last.