Reducing the time we spend surfing social networks and surfing the Web for no reason is good in theory, but in practice it seems almost impossible. It’s as if our phones have our whole lives on them, from information about work and enjoyable games at TonyBet to talking to friends to meditation apps. It’s hard to do without it all, but it’s also hard to stop feeling remorseful when you look at the amount of time you spend on your phone in a week. These few steps will help you begin to minimize that wasted time.
Aromatherapy and its soothing properties will make you think twice before you get your phone in your hands. Drop just a few drops of your favorite essential oils on your palm, rub your hands together, and then run your palms over your nose and mouth, then take a few deep breaths. Such a simple method will allow you to disconnect your consciousness from the goal that pushed you back to the phone.
Go for a Walk
Going outside will help you distract yourself and unwind instead of grabbing your phone again. It’s a good idea to take a walk and look around, take your time and check out the familiar trees or just listen to the birds chirping. A deep breath of fresh air will help you calm down and notice the beauty around you, not in the depths of your gadgets.
Try Breathing Practices
Finding peace and tranquility while staying plugged in is clearly an impossible mission. It seems like it’s time to try working on your breathing. Close your eyes, drop your shoulders, relax your facial muscles, and then take a deep breath and hold your breath for up to eight seconds, and then exhale again for up to eight seconds. This simple exercise is worth repeating several times to reconnect with yourself.
Set a Timer
Allocating a limited amount of time to watch social media is a great way to learn to manage your life wisely. Having a timer will give up the idea of unknowingly picking up your phone to check email and social media. Furthermore, it’s worth setting a ban on the use of devices half an hour before bedtime: instead, you can just read your favorite books, and this will actually help you fall asleep.
Charge Your Phone in a Different Room
Gadgets often run out of power with constant use, but it’s hard to take your mind off your virtual life even when your phone is plugged into a charger. Do it in another room to give both your phone and yourself time to rest.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.