Hey guys! Its me, back again. Today’s post was initially triggered by me taking part in a real life social event! Yeah, who knew I’d be doing such a thing? But I did, mostly because I was guilt tripped into it as it was a birthday night out for one of my closest friends. The one thing I noticed though, out of the whole night, was the fact that every single individual spent majority of the night on their phones, which makes everything so much less enjoyable. So, I’ve decided to write a post dedicated to 8 reasons to leave your phone at home on a night out.
1. You look SO unapproachable
When you’re out, sitting at the booth with your girls and every single one of you are sitting around the table on your phones, no one is looking at you all thinking “wow, what fun group of people” are they? No. The thought going through most peoples heads when they see you all is more than likely “wow, they look like they’re having a really f*cking shitty time, why don’t they go home?”. Therefor, no one in their right minds going to approach you and try to befriend you. Which, on a night out, is my favourite thing to do!
If you’re on a night out, and your snapchat story is 200 seconds long and consists of pictures and videos of you sitting round a table, waving your phone in peoples faces and posing in the background, we all know you’ve missed half of the funny situations your friends have gotten themselves into because you’ve been too busy trying to convince everyone else you’re having a great time.
We all know how it is, at a certain time of night after a certain amount of drinks, that we’ve got a person or situation in mind that’s just taking over our whole little drunken minds. Of course, you need to text said person and tell them exactly what you think of them and how they’ve made you feel. Yes, at the time it’s a great idea but not the morning after! When you wake up to a text from the person you absolutely bombarded with abuse the night before and suddenly everything comes rushing back, which is one of the worst feelings ever.
When you’ve got a good amount of booze in your system and you decide it’s selfie time, but you can’t just take pictures and leave it at that can you? Noooo. You can almost bet on it without a doubt that you’ve uploaded the worst picture of yourself that you’ve ever seen of yourself and it’s already been seen by everyone only to realise you look like Amanda Bynes on a bender.
We can all agree that if you’re on a night out with the girls (or boys) and you’re posting about it everywhere, your jealous ex boyfriend/girlfriend is going to try ruin your night in some way. Whether it’s a simple text to remind you of their existence or they’ve started a full blown argument with you purely to ruin your night alone, they’ve succeeded. Now you’re ready to go home carrying your heels, a jacket lost, your make up staining your face and a good night ruined, but it’s all good, at least you still have your phone, right? Wrong. Leave it at home next time.
What happened when people left the house without mobile phones before they graced the earth? Absolutely nothing. I can admit, having your phone is more than practical when it comes to losing your friends in the club or looking for a taxi home, but we don’t actually need our phones. How do you think people managed before they were invented? Do you think people just sat around waiting for the day that mobile devices would be sprung upon us? Nope, people did things the exact same, only without their mobile phones, imagine that.
7. The ability the forget your problems and enjoy yourself
A night out is supposed to be a good thing, right? A break from the real world, if you will. So why do we feel the need to carry the one thing with us that contains everything and anything that’s ever went wrong in our lives? Carrying your phone on a night out means that anyone and anything can creep up on you. Whether it’s by calling, texting, tweeting, snapchatting, facebooking, you can be contacted in any way by people that will ruin your night with the click of their fingers, why give them that right? leaving your phone means leaving your life at home for a while.
The safest option is to go out with everything you need hidden on your body somewhere, whether its putting your money/card in your bra, pockets or even knickers at times. Carrying a bag around with you indicates that you have valuables to carry, which is the same with your phone. Most people have their phones attached to their hands, right? Meaning thieves know full well you’ve got one, one worth a lot of money for most cases these days at that. So leaving your phone at home means there’s no way of it being taken!
These are just a few of the reasons that came to mind when thinking about why you should leave your phone at home. I hope you guys can be influenced by this because I really truly believe that in this day and age phones and other mobile devices are taking over peoples lives!
I’ve created a poll for you all to let me know which posts you all prefer as I’ve noticed I get a lot more feedback from some rather than others. There are also some I prefer to write rather than others too so it would really help to see if we’re all more or less on the same page!
lots of love to you all and I hope your weekends been better than mine!
(this poll is multiple choice, meaning you can choose as many as you like if you prefer more than one type of post)