Dr. Grimes’ 20-1-7 CHALLENGE:
- For the first TWENTY weeks of this year,
- Pick ONE healthy change every Sunday, and
- Commit to that change for SEVEN days.
HIDE IT: 20-1-7 Challenge Week #14
I’m frankly embarrassed with the frequency that I use the “FIND My iPhone” App (what a Godsend for distracted minds!). However, this week’s challenge is not to FIND it, but to purposefully HIDE it- when we DRIVE. Parents of teenagers- what do we tell them every day? “DO NOT TEXT & DRIVE”, right? RIGHT.
And then- how many of us have our iPhones sitting in the drink holder…calling our names, pleading with us to simply take a peak at that red light? Or stop sign. Or maybe just a glance, without touching, in response to the beckoning vibration of incoming messages. So what are we actually doing ourselves, and teaching our young drivers? You guessed it- our actions are saying that you CAN text and drive.
Tomorrow, HIDE IT. Put your iPhone in your purse, backpack, glove compartment or back seat. Leave on your bluetooth for emergency, truly hands-free calls if you must, but STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE. Focus your attention on the road and the other cars- and all those drivers who are texting, checking messages, and NOT looking at the road. It’s terrifying, no joke.
What if you need for phone for GPS and no one else is in the car to help you? Trust me, these smart phones can talk out loud- no visual needed.
BOTTOM LINE: HIDE your smart phone from sight BEFORE you start driving, and take it out when you are parked with the engine turned off. And please, challenge your spouse, kids & friends to do the same.
20-1-7 Challenge Week #13: NEW SHOES Feedback: my knees, shins and hips thanked me immediately for getting brand new running shoes, and I have put a reminder on my calendar to examine my SOLES in 6 months.