So you are back from your holidays and the kids are just about to start school. Use this time to re-evaluate how much time you are spending on your smart phone. Here’s how.
KEEP YOUR PHONE SOMEWHERE OUT OF REACH:
Keep it in a drawer, your purse, or the other room when not required. In fact, research has demonstrated that even a turned down cell phone can negatively affect the quality of the conversation because it splits your mind and attention.
Work on going for a day or even a few hours without the phone. Initially you might feel anxious or nervous, but chances are that you will feel liberated and actually have more productive time for yourself, your family, and even your work.
Have designated times to check your emails; aim to check it only two or three times a day. Inform friends, family, and colleagues that you will respond only in those times.
REGAIN CONTROL OVER YOUR TIME:
Once you have set in place a few rules regarding timings with your smart phone screen time, you will find yourself with more time to explore new interests, indulge in self-care, and spend quality time with loved ones.