Do you ever watch videos from The School of Life? The School of Life is an educational organization devoted to teaching emotional intelligence. It was founded by British philosopher Alain de Botton, author of fifteen books on philosophy, culture, literature, and psychology.
Mind Coach NOLA highly recommends watching "The Problem With Our Phones." As The School of Life points out in this pithy, poignant short video, the problem is self-avoidance. Through our addiction to cell phones, not only are we avoiding our engagement with life, we are avoiding engagement with our own selves.
Watch below, and if you're inspired to put down the phone and actually face yourself—all the messiness, darkness, and the ways you're distracting yourself from achieving what you're truly capable of (Imposter Syndrome, anyone?)—reach out to Mind Coach NOLA for coaching to help you take the next steps.