We live in an age where everything is at your fingertips, and while technology has many benefits, it can also bring negativity into your life if used too frequently. For some, unplugging sounds like something out of a make-believe story, while for others, it’s as easy as pie. Regardless of which boat you fit into, here are some easy ways to unplug.
Put your phone on airplane mode
Things as simple as putting your phone on airplane mode or turning off notifications can greatly improve your screen time. You’ll be less tempted to check your phone every few minutes.
Pick up a hobby
Reading, yoga, training for a marathon—pick up something new! If you fill your free time with a new hobby, this will ensure that you stay off your phone during your down time.
Create rules for yourself
This requires some self-control on your end, but set times throughout the day and night that are cell-free times. A good rule of thumb is to avoid going on your phone before bedtime, but challenge yourself to stay off of it other times, too.
Make new habits
For some people, checking their phone as soon as they wake up is simply a habit that needs breaking. Instead of scrolling through social media firs thing, meditate, stretch, listen to a podcast, or make yourself a really good breakfast.
Declutter your phone
Delete apps you check too often, unfollow people who don’t inspire you, and organize apps on your phone so you’re less likely to see them as soon as you press your home button.
These are just a few tips that will give you a much-needed detox from technology. Your phone should add positivity and productivity to your life, otherwise, it’s doing the opposite.