Practice meditation. Drink an efficient amount of water. Darken your sleep area as much as possible. When I was younger I used to think in my head, “I’m laying in a dark, dark room” over and over. Now it’s the ocean crashing with each breath I take. I take myself outside of MY thoughts and worries, and nearly force myself into thinking about the waves crashing against the beach, or anything that may help calm you, like the wind blowing through the leaves.
If you can’t sleep, than it could be the fact that you haven’t disconnected. Take some time before bed, maybe half an hour or so, to just read, draw, write, meditate, shower or do anything not screen-related. This is the best way to prepare yourself for sleep. The rest will come.
- How do you success at avoiding your phone? How do you manage to break the addiction?
- How do you replace your screen time at bedtime? As a mom, sometimes after their bedtime is the only time I get to myself. It’s hard to use that time to wind down and go to sleep when it’s the only “me” time I have.
- How do you stay away from your phone ?
- What is the most effective way to unplug and disconnect for you?
- What do you do when you remember something you need to look up on the internet or someone you need to connect with, after you’ve put your devices away for the night?
- I get really anxious not having my phone next to me when I fall asleep. How have you worked through that?
- What are some of your most favorite ways to disconnect/ unplug? How would you make such a mudane task really fun for yourself?.
- Do you sometimes get anxious when you disconnect? How do you wind down from feeling anxiety about putting the phone away?
- I assume the purpose of unplug and disconnect is to calm yourself and avoiding distractions. I usually read my Kindle book for less than one hour after unplug and disconnect. Does it against the habit?
- How should I be calm about all the messages I can miss ?