Digital Detox for Cold Hard Cash?!

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VitaminWater states, “Did you know 1 out of 2 people say they couldn’t live without their smartphone? yikes. Break the cycle with scroll-free life solution by vitaminwater.

What?! How? By going completely smartphone-free for one year. Hard? Unimaginable? Painful? Not if you’re as old as I am. I LOVED my pink Motorola Razr but there was nothing smart about that thing. 😂

Well, that was fun. I changed my mind after googling photos of the Razr. Was NEVER a fan of that stupid thing. 🤦🏼‍♀️ ugh! Paris Hilton ruins EVERYTHING! WHY!?🤦🏼‍♀️

The company Glaceau VitaminWater will be awarding a digitally detoxed diva (or dude) with $100k! (pending a lie detector test, because #liars)

To enter, submit a post on Twitter or Instagram including the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest with an outline of what you’d do if you couldn’t swipe or scroll for a year. The deadline to enter is January 8, 2019.

“Vitaminwater likes challenging monotony,” Natalia Suarez, the company’s associate brand manager, tells CNBC. “We don’t think there’s anything more boring than mindlessly scrolling through your phone, and this is an opportunity to take that stance against routine and give someone $100,000 to do something uniquely awesome with their time.”

Why is this amazing? Our smartphones are killing us. Scientific studies have shown over and over our mobile devices are causing increased depression, anxiety, relationship avoidance, vision problems, posture issues, increase in obesity, and it’s an actual addiction.

Mobile phone addiction; a dependence syndrome. Some users exhibit problematic behaviors related to substance use disorders. There’s mobile phone addiction clinics for G-d’s sake?! What’s happened to us? 😩

Oh, oh!!! Let’s not forget to mention those of you that text and drive are responsible for taking TEN American human lives a DAY! #murders #notcoolrobertfrost

To “take the road less traveled,” I encourage you to put down your phone. Don’t keep it in your bedroom and please keep that dirty thing away from the dinner table. Because uh, gross… you were texting and pooping earlier! Do you want to get PINK EYE?!

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Or, kick it like 1992, and enter @VitaminWater’s contest and become 100k richer in finances as well as invaluable rewards spending time with those you love; experiencing life and being present.

You don’t have to enter the contest but consider slowing down on the endless “selfies” on Snapchat and Facebook. Spend time with your kids or DO something with your life. Yeah, I said it. Your social media connections know what your face looks like… same as it yesterday and not many REALLY care. They’re just equally as unfilled and unhappy as you are. You just won’t admit it. #realtalk

#Haters; Don’t use boredom as an excuse. You can plant some flowers, put together a puzzle, go to the gym, read a book, clean your house, volunteer somewhere, bake me some plant based cookies, walk your overweight dog, or hate on my opinion while staring at incredible sunset with someone you love. No one died from not having a smart device and if you’re making excuses, maybe you should consider rehab before you go Amy Winehouse on us. Addiction is a serious disease. I’m just say’n

Thank you VitaminWater. Just so I’m not all “talk”. I’ll enter your contest. Working in Blockchain technology remotely and traveling, it will make my life more difficult. I don’t want to be that person missing out on life. I’ve only recently starting using social media, but it will be harder not using my beloved iPhone. I love a challenge and being a weirdo, so BRING IT. (#hipsters this is totally your thing!)

Given the opportunity to enter the contest, I’ll prove one can have an online successful career without a smartphone. Oh, and I will plant a lot of trees, because going green is just as important as not killing people!

Thank you for reading!

Ps. No. Before you start, none of my content is paid for advertising. No one has been able to tame my mouth and no one could pay me enough to make me say what I don’t want. I truly feel this is a progressive way to solve some of our problems in society and VitaminWater (despite being gross) should get mad props for doing this. I support you… now. Maybe not forever because you’re still not alkaline and I think your plastic bottles are killing my planet #stopit 🤷🏼‍♀️

Life is less complicated when you’re pure of heart and mind. #WomenInBlockchain