Do you routinely check your phone at dinner or walk with your head buried in your Facebook news feed instead of taking in the world around you? Well, chances are your phone could be getting in the way of your success. Here’s how to spend less time on it and more time in the moment!
#1 Track the amount of time you’re spending on your phone
There are apps like Moment that track how much time you spend on your phone and let you look at the harsh reality of those figures, and the Forest app helps you stay in the moment by putting you in charge of a digital forest, the more time you stay away from your phone, the more the forest grows! Nobody wants dead trees, do they?
#2 Use a watch instead of your phone’s clock
It’s so easy to check the time on your phone and then get distracted by your social media accounts and waste an hour just scrolling along. You can avoid that temptation all together by buying a timeless watch like the Classic St Mawes or the new Classic Reading watch from Daniel Wellington. We’ve got a discount code for you, too! Use the code CAREERGIRL on Daniel Wellington for a 15% discount until March 15!
#3 Turn off notifications
A simple (but often overlooked) tip to avoid getting caught up in those pesky group WhatsApp conversations, just disable all notifications (or even put your phone in flight mode) so you can focus on the important things.
#4 Restrict your tech time
Breaking up with your phone for a little could mean you turn to your laptop as a way to procrastinate, taking some time off tech and blocking unnecessary websites will allow you to focus, browser extensions like StayFocusd work by allowing you to restrict the amount of time you spend on those time-wasting website.
#5 Schedule some time apart
Plan to have a little phone free time, whether it’s 15 minutes a day or more, read a book or go out and leave your phone at home. At first you might feel panic and devastation, but with time you’ll learn to rely less on what your phone can give you and more on the moments around you.
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