Let’s face it: Technology is getting more and more awesome, and people are becoming addicted to their smartphones as a result.
Everyone could stand to be on their phones less, which is why we will be dropping three ways to disconnect from your smartphone throughout the day. There’s a time and place for everything, and people, no matter what age, should not be glued to their phones the entire day as a result.
3 Ways To Disconnect From Your Smartphone Throughout The Day
- Stop Living Your Life On Your Phone During Times Of Fun
- If You Are Working, Turn Your Phone On Silent
- Don’t Sleep Next To Your Phone
Stop Living Your Life On Your Phone During Times Of Fun
It’s hard to avoid the temptation of checking social media when you aren’t doing anything/when you are just sitting on the couch and watching TV, but you would be doing yourself a huge favor by avoiding this temptation when you are actually doing something. For example, hanging out with friends, going to a museum, hanging out at the pool/beach, reading/learning or whatever it might be.
There is no need to check your phone every five seconds when you are with someone, when you are enjoying some form of entertainment, etc. There used to be a time when texting your friends at the dinner table was considered rude. Unfortunately, now everyone is browsing their phones while they are dining out.
Stop living your life on your phone during times of fun and start enjoying the present moment. That is how you are going to get more out of your life, and how you are going to strengthen your relationships. Social media, and everything else on your phone, can wait.
If You Are Working, Turn Your Phone On Silent
Not only will this help you disconnect from your smartphone throughout the day but it will lead to you taking your productivity game to the next level. After all, it becomes a real feat to do meaningful work — and be productive — when you are checking your phone every five minutes.
This might not be an issue for some people given the fact that phones aren’t allowed at certain jobs, but that certainly isn’t the case for everyone.
The key takeaway: If you are doing any form of work, turn your phone on silent … or off altogether. It will lead to you being more focused, it will lead to you disconnecting from your phone and you will likely get your work done faster.
Don’t Sleep Next To Your Phone
If you really want to disconnect from your phone, then don’t sleep next to it.
At the very least, turn it on silent while you are sleeping. After all, if your phone is constantly going off throughout the night via notifications, texts and calls, then your sleep is going to be disturbed. It is really that simple.