|Tomato seeds in an egg carton|
Instead of using up those few moments of my day when I have to wait for something to happen--a file to load, a person to find his debit card in his wallet, a person to come back to the car after running out to buy some milk--I am going to do other things. Checking the phone, at least for me, sometimes takes me away not for a few seconds but for a few minutes. I can accomplish a great deal that is creative, rather than consumptive (reading ads other people have written, playing games other people have written) in those minutes.
|Tomato seedlings in tomato cans|
Instead of checking my phone, I have been able to do the following:
1. Make bookmarks. I started with pages torn out of a spine-cracked Jane Eyre paperback. With a few strokes of a paintbrush in a pot of Modge Podge, I can layer the paper with glue that hardens the pages so they can last for as long as those bookmarks you get at the clinic about health services.
|Combination of two anti-phone-checking tactics|
3. Read snippets from any book or magazine I have lying around, such Invisible Man, pictured here with a bookmark I made.