This is tricky because I use my phone to play music and check off my fabulous tasks for the day. I typically turn off the wifi on my phone as soon as i start my bed time routine. I also downloaded a wifi timer app that turns off my wifi at certain times. Each night my wifi turns off at midnight, 12:30, 1am, 1:20, and 1:30. That way if i turn the wifi back on for any reason it shuts right back down, so i don't stay up late watching animal videos on youtube.
TLDR: disconnect as soon as you begin your night time ritual, and then make sure you stay disconnected with timers and apps.
I disconnect about an hour before I intend to go to bed, at the point where all of my remaining activities are focused on self care and preparation for sleep. At that point, I don't want to be distracted, drawn into a new task, or stimulated.
5:00 pm is the best time for disconnect I think. Because at or around this time many of us completes the daily chorus and have a nice cup of tea to chill and refresh.
- Do you track/block your use using apps like Freedom and RescueTime? Why or why not?
- Do you usually check off the Disconnect and Unplug habit before you put away your phone for the night or the next morning?
- Without using a device or kindle, what Is your strategy to disconnect and unplug every night and do this consistently?
- What has been your biggest struggle with the disconnect habit?
- I use a sleep app to keep track of sleep cycles which I find very useful. I also use sleep stories sometimes from the Calm app. These motivate me to get to bed at a reasonable time and actually go to sleep. But I’m not literally unplugging. Also we don’t have a landline anymore so I do need to keep my phone on in case of emergencies. Is there a middle ground here?
- well done!! what do you do when you cant sleep and your mind is bein a tosser?
- Do you turn your phone off completely or just put it away somewhere? And where then?
- How do you not worry about missing out on a snap/message from a friend?
- Whilst it is easier during the week, I tend to stay up later at the weekend. Any ideas on how to combat this?
- I’m used to sitting in my bed watching something on my laptop. How/where can I watch it instead.