uniceft tap project - put down your cellphones!

Last time I wrote to promote a website it was based towards photographers to tell you about Snapwire and how it had helped me start working towards my goal of selling images to big (and little) companies. 

Today I'm here to tell you about a website I found for everyone!

Lately I've been feeling a little too connected to the world. I've felt like I haven't put my cellphone down at all and, honestly, I'm not a fan. If I could go back to the day that I traded my old flip phone in for a fancy smancy smart phone, I'd smack that phone right out of my hands and put another clunky phone in it's place.

It's not that I hate my smart phone. Because I don't. I love it. And that's the problem.

I love that I can Instagram every moment of my life - even the moments that probably don't need to be shared. I love that I'm instantly connected to my friends across the world with Facebook 24/7. I love that if my husband calls me on Skype and I'm not home I can still see his face on my phone. And, let's face it. I love that I can waste hours of my day playing Pet Rescue Saga and Threes. 

And there in lies the issue. Lately I've been spending more and more of my free time playing apps than I have been reading a book, or taking my dog on a walk. Sometimes I have to charge my phone more than twice a day, and that's ridiculous! 

No one person should be on their phone that often. Now, I know I'm not the only person who does this, but that doesn't make it any better.

This morning a friend of mine shared this article about how this awesome company, the UNICEF Tap Project, was teaming up with clothing designer Georgio Armani to create an app for your phone. Just type uniceftapproject.org into your cellphone's browser, click the start button, and set your phone down. 

Walk away from it. Go outside. Read a book. Learn an instrument! Just do anything that isn't touching your phone for as long as you can, and for every 10 minutes that you're not on your cellphone, you're raising enough to fund one day of clean water for a child in need.

So what are you waiting for?! I've already set mine down for 2 hours, and although it was hard at first listening to notifications going off, I've tuned it out. 

Set a goal for yourself on how much you want to raise daily, or, heck, even weekly if you really can't live without your phone for that long. Post your goals in the comments below, and start help save lives today!