I reached level 1170 of the Candy Crush saga today. How I got to this level, I cannot really remember. When I first load the game on my phone, it says “everyone’s game” or “50,000,000 Candy Crush fans cannot be wrong…” or “join millions of players.”. Well, I’m one of those millions, I guess.
Level 1170–imagine how many hours I spent to get to that level! I actually don’t really want to think about it. What other things could I have accomplished while I was trying to get that “polka dot thingy” with the “square thingy” to create a explosion that clears all those jellies?
Thank goodness I never fall for those tricks where I buy gold or lives. I still retain some degree of sanity!
Looking at my phone, I realize I have other apps that help me waste my time…Clash Royale, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. Once I am on one of those apps, I get so engrossed that when I do resurface, 30 minutes or even an hour may have gone by…! It is especially bad when I go to the toilet with my phone and I don’t come out for a good 45 minutes (don’t shake your head and be hoity-toity about it–I’m sure you’ve done it too!).
So, I am going to try an experiment this coming week to see how much time I really spend on my phone and wasting time. Checking text messages and emails will not count as those should just about 15-20 minutes to respond to. I will make this my mindfulness practice for the week.
So, I’m thinking that to replace those hours, I will bring a book with me to read on the train, brush up on my Spanish, write more on this blog, make more of my runningmuffings jewelry. That should keep me busy.
Will report back next week.
So, I may be stuck on level 1170 for while….
Have a good weekend everyone!