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 do you do when: eyes closed, lights off… and suddenly you start thinking about what you have to do tomorrow?
- When you disconnect but your mind is still busy and distracted, how do you calm it?
- How do you disconnect & unplug if you have to use your phone to check the evening routine as done?
- How soon before bed is recommended to disconnect? And what are your favorite ways to get ready for bed that don’t involve your phone?
- What is an alternative? My phone has become my safety blanket. What is something I can use instead during awkward situations?
- I would really love a solid way to minimize social media use in my down time??
- How long before going to bed do you put the phone down?
- Do you guys listen to music when you go to bed?
- Q regarding Disconnect : would it be improvement if I cant shut all of the tech off..to atleast cut back. For ex. I just got a new book. I’ll read tonight instead of TV..etc.
- How do you limit TV time?