We’re so attached to technology, it often seems like we’ve grown a third arm! While smartphones and social media can be incredibly addictive — it is possible to unplug from technology. Continue reading for four simple tips to help you break free from your devices…
Start your day right. Instead of reaching for your phone as soon as you wake up, concentrate on you. Spend some time meditating, reading, or preparing a healthy breakfast to help you get charged for the day. To make it easier for you, keep your phone in a separate room or different floor of your house while you’re in bed.
Bring a book with you everywhere. Checking emails and social media on your breaks or while waiting in line may seem like the ultimate time management, but all those different images and emails are actually making you unfocused. Carry a book with you instead, or at least use the Kindle app on your phone and switch off the data signal!
Take mini-breaks. If you’re struggling with a serious technology overdose, then leave your phone at home for certain periods of time. It might seem impossible, but the world will not end. You should also consider taking real mini-breaks to locations without connection – like a health spa or retreat!
Replace the habit. If the first thing you do in the morning is check your social media, or it’s the last thing you do before bed, it’s time for an intervention. An important part of spending less time on your phone and more time unplugged is replacing the bad habit. For example, instead of scrolling through social media when you are bored…go for a walk around the neighborhood, hit the gym, or visit friends and family!