But then I realised that I was missing out on the present, a movie or book or a good conversation opportunity.
My phone is always going off during the day for work – people always wanting things from me, to leave it in another room and do something that makes me feel good is invigorating.
- What do you do during your “disconnected” time?
- How do you stay focused to study? How do you overcome distractions and maintain a healthy lifestyle during the studying period?
- How do you disconnect and unplug after a long stressful day?
- What if I have a family member who needs to reach me when my phone is disconnected?
- What do you think about, or use your Disconnect/unplug habit for?
I recently turned off all the notifications and badges for all but a few people/ applications. I have found it very freeing and peaceful. I only look when I have time and want to.
If you mean leaving my phone elsewhere so that I physically do not have access to it… I don’t feel scared, just cut off from important information (addresses, the calculator, etc.) but that is more due to always having it with me. It’s more bother than scared.
The phone is an essential part of my job. I manage an online program and I often need to be available to students and applicants. Often when there are deadlines and the students are from all over the world and need help after hours.
Additionally, I want to be available to my daughter to help her with her son who has asthma.
I don’t do a lot with social media, so I don’t keep checking for messages.
- What can I do to reduce my social network use?
- I always sleep extremely late, even when I force myself to go to bed, I’ll read or check mail or do whatever things except sleep. How can I fix a sleep time and get good rest every night?
- What time do you disconnect and unplug?
- How do I stop going on my phone so much?
- How do you make yourself to go to sleep before 10:30 pm and stop using a phone (checking IG, FB, emails, WhatsApp) before going to sleep?
- What do you do to a phone call you’d rather not answer?
- Why is disconnecting and unplugging an important habit?
- Isn’t it ironic that it says “disconnect and unplug” whilst we use the app on our phones?
- How early should I disconnect? I brush and shut everything down just before bed and then read for a bit. Should I do it earlier?
- If I don’t have my phone I feel calmer and happier but I feel like I need my phone for emergencies. Family get frustrated and annoyed if I don’t answer them quickly. They say what if it’s an emergency?! It isn’t relaxing to be in a state of ‘what if there is an emergency’ all the time. But how to get the disconnect balance right?