I don’t do this well. On my more successful days, I open a book. This often makes me fall tired more quickly. On not so good days, I plug my phone in across the room to charge so that I cannot reach for it. Unfortunately it is my alarm clock so it always comes back to my bedside at some point, but I find that nights where it starts off at a distance have me falling asleep more easily, and I feel more refreshed than on days where I fall asleep with it in hand.
I am learning to avoid using my phone before bed by putting it on Do Not Disturb mode and allowing exceptions only for the alram to go off. Putting it out of sight also helps me to have to get out of bed to answer the alarm in the morning which makes sure I don't stay in bed and can start my day off right and on schedule.
- 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 ?