I challenged myself not to use my phone for the entire day. It seemed like an easy challenge. Here is what happened:

The beginning of my cellphone-free day is getting off to a good start! It has been an hour and I'm doing OK. To keep me from thinking about my phone, I'm going to my friend's house for a few hours.

OK, that worked for a while, but now I am home and I'm getting bored. It's starting to get rough and I'm getting upset. My dad just offered to play board games with me, so I am going to play with him for an hour to keep me occupied. We just finished and all I can think about is my phone!

I'm looking around my room to give me ideas about what to do. I realized that my closet is pretty messy so I'm going to clean it out, which should take some time. It has almost been the whole day and I think I'm doing a pretty good job.

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It's getting dark out so I'm going to bed because it will feel like the next day arrived sooner. I am very proud of myself for getting through the day without my phone. It was a challenge, but I survived.

The next morning: The day was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It was hard but I found many ways to occupy myself. Now I realize that I would be OK if I didn't have my phone with me all day. I was really proud of myself and I knew I would be able to do it again.