Giving up my phone while I’m driving feels a lot like starting a fast or cleansing diet where I’ve had to give up foods like dairy, wheat, sugar, yeast. At first, I feel antsy and irritated and wonder what in the world I’m going to eat. Same when I get in my car, I feel a bit lost, restless. I’m hoping that like a fast, this business of giving up my worst driving habit will leave me feeling better and more energized. This morning as I listened to the news and had a clue about what’s going on in the world, I felt good! It was nice to feel a wee bit informed. Last night when I listened to music, I felt calm and relaxed. And it felt great to know that I was being safe.
Kerry Stutzman, MSW
©2013 Kerry Stutzman, Head & Heart Parents
As author of the easy-to-read “Save Your Sanity” series, Kerry helps parents save their sanity and sense of humor while raising young children with love and laughter.