We’ve all done it. You wake up after a night out, check your phone and realize that you have ruined your life.
As you open each app, things get worse and worse: WhatsApp messages to the ex you blocked, Instagram stories about your “seductive” dance moves, EasyJet ordering a mini-break you absolutely can’t afford.
At the time, it all seemed like a great idea.
Well, Generation Z has come up with a life hack that can save you from despair in the morning.
Enter flip phone.
It’s no secret that the younger generation is obsessed with the 2000 aesthetic, from double jeans to claw clips, we’re celebrating like it’s 1999 again.
And while the flip phone certainly fits the image of the early 2000s, it serves a higher purpose.
Sammy Palazzolo’s TikToker went viral after she shared a video explaining why she takes a flip phone with her to a party.
Sammy said: “We don’t take out our regular phones anymore because we’ve realized that every problem we face at a party, anything that leads to us crying, anything that leads to us having a bad romance, everything that leads to a bad time for us, stems from our phone.
Sammy insisted that not having a smartphone at hand means you are “always in the present moment.”
“It will eliminate random drunk posts, it will eliminate drunk texts, it will eliminate bad links,” she said. “It removes all the bad stuff…and brings all the good stuff into a phone that lets you connect with people and take photos and videos.”
Sammy then added a hack to the hack. She said: “The dream is that we all get flip phones that we just get, and in our flip phones we only have each other’s phone numbers.”
She finished by saying “make the switch, fuck your phone and get a flip.”
And if Gen Z wisdom doesn’t convince you, celebrities are swapping out their iPhones for retro buttons too.
Camille Cabello took to her social media last month to announce that she is “commanding a flip phone revolution.”
Still not convinced? Instead, try these tips for a digital detox that you can truly commit to.
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