Perhaps you can set designated times that you will check your phone and reply. E.g 8:30am, 12:30 pm and 5:30pm. Allow a max of 10 minutes per time. Ie 30 mins per day. Just a suggestion.
if you can answer the messages on your computer, do that. if not, try to place your phone in a place that makes it difficult for you to settle down and relax. instead of placing my charger next to my bed, i place it across the room that way when a notification happens to come through i won’t want to get out of bed to check my phone. also, you can remind yourself that you are trying to not use your phone as often. and if you do go back to using your phone that’s okay, just remember to give yourself the space to try again.
- 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.