My evening routine (brushing my teeth, preparing everything i need for the next day, packing my food) helps me disconnecting, although I really struggle not to check my SM profiles while in bed
It’s so easy to disconnect when you’re shopping or out with friends etc. When I want to disconnect at home, I’ll make a list of things I need to do. Cleaning, organizing, errands. Sometimes I’ll even hide my phone, like in my purse, under a pillow, somewhere out of sight.
I’ve found that I need to turn off all notifications so I can relax and calm down without feeling the need to connect. I have learned that nothing is that important that it can’t wait until I’m finished with me time!
Estef Nia P.
Make reading your book your final task of the day- make it your relaxation task. I put my phone onto charge, set my morning alarm then place it face down on the bedside table (on Do Not Disturb mode) so I don’t get tempted by notifications coming through. You can then vanish into your book world then put your book to go to sleep.
Don’t forget the Do Not Disturb feature on your phone! And review what you’re receiving notifications for, from each social media stream. There’ll surely be some guilty pleasures amongst them. Maybe even some surprises!
Just put away the phone. Put it in a drawer or put it in another room. If it’s somewhere else you probably won’t be bothered to go and get it. If this doesn’t work, try putting limits on your phone. I know on an apple phone you can put on screen time which allows you to me limited on either how much time you spend on each app or what times you can spend on your phone.
- 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?