The hardest part of disconnecting is when you just still want to touch your phone and see if anyone has messaged. But now I am trying to use my ears to see if anyone has messaged and if it’s someone important I keep their ringtone different to others! Now I am picking my phone less and I use that phone time tracker ironically on my phone which tracks the time I use on it. From there On I am decreasing my time week by week.
For me, the hardest part of disconnecting is that my mind automatically starts running to-do lists and tasks for the next 36 hours. I realized that I already know about these tasks, which is why I'm remembering it during meditation, and usually I've written them down so I dont have to pay them mind. I thank myself for remembering the thing and trying to protect me, then I put it down and go back to 'being a mountain observing the clouds' or whatever image makes most sense to you.
- What’s your best (fastest) way of getting out of your own head?
- How do I disconnect?
- When do you start the Disconnect habit before you go to bed? 10 min, 1 hour…?
- How and what do you feel during the time between disconnecting and going to bed?
- I love to play music before sleeping and usually is on my cellphone. What would you suggest to do instead?
- Do you disconnected from everything? What if somebody texts you?
- How can you be indifferent about all the things happening around the world and do not check the news daily?
- What time should I start winding down? I usually go to bed around 9 pm.
- Does disconnecting for the night help?
- How can I create a routine that doesn’t get boring willing time?