I realized how alert I felt. How alive. I was noticing things for what felt like the first time in years. I was Sleeping Beauty, awakened at last.
I’ve known—for quite some time—that I am wasting my life away staring at a tiny device in my palm. I didn’t need Apple’s Screen Time feature to send that message, but when I saw my statistics were consistently between 20 and 40 hours per week, I took pause. How could I justify spending that much time on my phone?