When last did you check what time it was on a real watch? If you’re like me, you haven’t worn a watch since the smartphone was invented. I’ve gotten so used to pulling out my phone to check the time, but find myself getting caught up in checking my social media notifications, emails and text messages only to put my phone away realizing I’ve totally forgotten to check the time! Smartphones have become something we can’t live without. I’ll admit, If I haven’t checked my instagram in a day I feel like I’m missing something, it’s almost an addition, it also causes me anxiety to try and catch up with everything, it can be so overwhelming.
I decided it was time to try and disconnect from my phone, life still goes on without instagram, facebook, twitter, snapchat blah blah blah. I don’t plan on cutting it out of my life completely, but having a few minutes less phone time per day would be great. So, it was time to get a watch in an attempt to distract me from looking at my phone so often.
I recently got a beautiful wood watch by JORD, I’m in love with it, it’s from the Frankie series, the clean lines and minimalist watch face is total perfection. JORD wood watches come in different woods and styles to suit your personality and you can even customize the wrist size when you place your order.
My theory is that wearing a watch will stop me from looking at my phone when I don’t really need to. Yes I know it won’t stop me from being on my phone most of the day, but it will contribute to me looking at it less often. Any small amount of “disconnecting” throughout the day is good for your mind and will likely make you happier over time.
Really though, there’s just something more real about reading the time on an analog watch face, it’s almost a lost practice in today’s society.
I hope you think about going back to wearing a watch, not only for the sake of fashion, but to help you disconnect from your phone for a few minutes each day and live a happier lifestyle.
To help you achieve this, the people at JORD wood watches are hosting a giveaway.
1 winner will receive a $75 e-voucher to spend at www.woodwatches.com
All the “losers” will receive a $20 e-gift card for your JORD watch purchase.
So make sure to fill out the entry form to get your discount, because you’re all winners!
The ebony and gold design in the Frankie series and the green sandalwood in the Fieldcrest series would make an amazing Father’s Day gift incase you’re trying to figure out what to get him this year! I’d consider it a unique fathers day gift because it’s not like you see wood watches every day, it makes a statement and it’s a conversation starter.
Personally I’m thinking the Fieldcrest series in dark sandalwood would make a beautiful Anniversary gift for Andrew (here’s hoping he’s not reading this post!)