January 27, 2016
The Apple Watch has become a helpful tool for living a more incarnational and, dare I say, more fully human life.
What a thoughtful post, Kory. Thanks for this.
I have ADHD so long ago I decided it was best for my own goal to have a brain that worked mostly like everyone else's that I would give up on using my phone for browsing, social media and games. It was a tough decision to make but I stuck to it. I even tried to extend my level of patience by deliberately reading books with 20-30 page chapters.
It's great that through the Apple Watch you've found a way to be released from the slavery of your phone. It's great that it keeps you exercising. I admit I'd probably do the same thing. I'm trying to get back into the old exercise routine but between work/sleep/writing/lazing around after work I've just not been able to pick a good time. At least I'm eating healthy. I have hypoglycemia so I have to.
I think when I get a bit of extra cash I may buy the cheaper edition of the Apple Phone, though I do have a Pip Boy (big large thing that attaches to the wrist - it's from a video game) and I might be able to fit a Samsung Galaxy 5 in there, so it will be a very very heavy eye sore of an Apple Watch, and I'll have a map for Fallout 4.
Also, another thing I noticed is that you have alarms on your watch - can't you get these on a phone? Download a to-do app and set alarms for very important things. Or is the phone just full of too many distractions?
Or, you could just silence and put away your phone for minutes, even hours at at time. Or, you could ignore your phone even when it beeps about incoming texts, emails and such.
And then you could calculate some simple numbers for exercise, while exercising you multitasking abilities at the same time.
Both alternatives are cheaper, an exercise in self-discipline, and not contributing to Apple.
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