Spring Clean Your Life ( even in the snow and ice ) : It's totally true smartphones make our life a lot easier. We can respond to work emails while on the
go and truly multi-task like never before. However, most of us need a little help with
putting down our smartphones (myself included) and actually engage in the real world more presently .
Teach yourself the art of timeouts. While there will be times when you need your phone,
you’ll want to train yourself to limit the time spent mindlessly 🤪scrolling through Facebook,
Instagram, or whatever else you’ve got on there. I am currently totally %100 addicted to Pinterest. Choose a time of day that works for you
and make it a phone-free zone. Use this time instead to engage with the kids, your partner & friends ,
or yourself without using your phone. It will help you feel more connected to what matters,
and help let go of the habit of using the phone to fill any free time you have.
Spring clean your apps ! How many apps are on your phone? Now, how many of
them do you actually NEED? Interesting, isn’t it? If you really MUST keep certain
apps on your phone, disable the push notifications so you’ll stop picking up your phone
every time you get a notification, I turn my ringer off frequently . The freedom you'll feel just from having a clutter-free
phone is amazing, believe me!
But install one more app that will help. So, while unnecessary apps need to go, you should
replace them with one app that tracks your screen time. Apps like Moment and BreakFree
are just a couple of the more known ones. You can even coordinate them with your whole
family so dinner time can truly be spent interacting with each other again, just like the
good old days!
Make mindful activities more prevalent on a daily basis. Being addicted to your
smartphone is the same as any other addiction. Replacing it with a healthier alternative takes
some getting used to, but after a while, it just feels right without it. Instead of mindlessly
scrolling along when you feel bored, try some exercise, read a book, or do something on your to do list . ✌️share your ideas around phone / screen addictions & family rules around phones below in the comments !