I have bedtime set on my phone, so it is on “do not disturb“ from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. I keep it face down on my nightstand.
I put my cellphone just next to my bed. However, I have a downtime setting at 10PM each day so I can really unplug and disconnect
I do. I leave it on my bedside table. I don't use it in my room after I start preparing to go to bed, unless I need to set my alarm. After making the rule of not using it in my room, I don't find it difficult to do so.
I have a lift style bed, so it's elevated. I place my phone on the lower floor and across the room. Sometimes even in my bathroom. When the alarm rings, I get out of bed and turn it off… Simple 😁
No, I do not use my phone. I have an alarm clock on the other side of my room. I normally but my phone under a pillow and keep it off. I would like to be able to make it so I can truly unplug but I'm currently trying to get over my anxiety I have when I don't have my phone.
- Do you track/block your use using apps like Freedom and RescueTime? Why or why not?
- Do you usually check off the Disconnect and Unplug habit before you put away your phone for the night or the next morning?
- Without using a device or kindle, what Is your strategy to disconnect and unplug every night and do this consistently?
- What has been your biggest struggle with the disconnect habit?
- I use a sleep app to keep track of sleep cycles which I find very useful. I also use sleep stories sometimes from the Calm app. These motivate me to get to bed at a reasonable time and actually go to sleep. But I’m not literally unplugging. Also we don’t have a landline anymore so I do need to keep my phone on in case of emergencies. Is there a middle ground here?
- well done!! what do you do when you cant sleep and your mind is bein a tosser?
- Do you turn your phone off completely or just put it away somewhere? And where then?
- How do you not worry about missing out on a snap/message from a friend?
- Whilst it is easier during the week, I tend to stay up later at the weekend. Any ideas on how to combat this?
- I’m used to sitting in my bed watching something on my laptop. How/where can I watch it instead.