During a recent long weekend visiting family in Scotland I was dismayed not only by the sight of so many people glued to their mobiles but, more importantly, by the realisation of how much time I spend checking for updates on my social media sites. It has become an embarassing habit.
So the challenge for March is to spend less time on my mobile and more time living. There will be no more peeking at Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at the beginning and end of each day, during breaks at work, on the bus or in cafes. There's really no need for it. Instead I will give my full attention to the people I'm with and the world around me, and confine my internet browsing to half an hour or so in the evening.
I'm hoping it will make me more mindful of my surroundings and reduce my stress levels.