Set specific time for electronics before you disconnect. Give yourself as much time as you think you need set a timer or alarm. If you have trouble prioritize which apps or articles and stick to the rule of 3. Choose your favorite 3
After a long and stressful day I will disconnect by turning off my phone or at a minimum turning it on silent, turning off data and wifi and putting on music but not looking at my phone. I will maybe read, do some things around the house or do some personal grooming and take it as me time with no distractions.
When I first get home after a stressful day, I usually put on some comfy clothes and go on my phone or laptop. Once I go through my feeds and answer my texts/emails, I try to put my phone down and make some dinner. Going for a walk after dinner is also a really nice way to de-stress. You can also try reading a book or taking a shower to relax.
My phone goes to "Bedtime" mode automatically at 8pm. I set my phone on a stand by my bed and unless an emergency, I don't connect again till my morning alarm.
Usually, I would end up watching Netflix for hours, but obviously this isn't the most productive idea. Recently I've started meditating, and I find it really relaxing. I would suggest giving it a try.
I tend to simply disconnect from all sorts of contact with other people whether it’s digital or not. I then spend time doing something which I find relaxing like reading, writing or writing music
I put my phone on to “do not disturb” mode. That way notifications don’t entice me to check my phone. I turn on some white noise, shut my phone down, and breathe deeply and actively think about clearing my mind. If thoughts creep in – that’s ok – I remind myself to focus on my breathing.
- What do you do to disconnect& unplug, if your mind is still full of to do’s? How do you prepare to disconnect?
- How do you disconnect from the perceived intense connections and relationships with others?
- I don’t really understand what it means by disconnecting and unplugging?
- How can we disconnect and unplug when we are supposed to be using the Fabulous app (this requires the use of my phone)?
- What’s best to do instead of using my phone before bed?
- Do we need to disconnect an hour before we go to bed or before we go bed?
- Does this mean all screens? Like iPad iPhone tv and laptop into one? Because i watch TV to relax before bed (TV is in the lounge room so I still have to walk to my room afterwards) I’m disciplined with only watching one episode. Then disconnect is i just use my phone only for the fabulous app or urgent family messages then put it on silent. Is that enough?
- Any tricks for not being tempted by your phone?
- How do I stop my self from watching YouTube or Netflix on my laptop till 1:00 am?
- When disconnecting from the phone what’s a good way to insure you won’t be tempted to use it?