Before Breakfast - Go screen-free for 24 hours

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Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to try going screen free for 24 hours. We spend a lot of time on our phones prices but consciously taking a break can be eye-opening and kind of well fun. Thanks to Apple screen time feature. I've realized over the past few months that I've been spending an increasing number of hours per day on my phone often mindlessly. I text with my husband and babysitter in a few friends and that's all great. But every time I pick up the phone to look at my text, I wind up looking at other stuff to random comments on an article Twitter coronavirus headlines that I don't need to be following even checking the time or the weather are my steps winesap triggering a cycle of looking through social media feeds looking at the phone also becomes my default for when I'm feeding my baby and that adds hours to

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The baby feeding time is what it is. But the rest of the time it's harder to justify. It doesn't work to ignore the phone. So instead I've been trying to leave my phone Elsewhere for periods of time when it's okay. For instance when I went for a walk recently with my parents and my kids I couldn't really imagine that anyone else would desperately need to reach me. So I left the phone on a recent Beach vacation. I would leave the phone at the house when I was with my family on this and I couldn't pick up the phone and a moment of boredom and so I looked at the waves and it felt more relaxing. Of course. The phone is incredibly useful as is my laptop, but given that we're all going places less frequently these days. This might be a great time to try not using it for a while.

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What would happen if you park the phone somewhere in your house and go screen free for a few hours or even a full day today's challenge is to give it a try maybe over this weekend. Maybe take a quick look in the morning to deal with anyting then turn the phone off or put it somewhere to charge. Don't turn on your work laptop. Tell anyone who often reaches you by phone that you'll be off for a bit just so they're not concerned then see how it goes. There are definitely moments of boredom. But when there's no easy way out you figure out something else to do I stare at the sky more and it's hard to tell yourself that you have no time when you're staring at the clouds truth is though just about anytime. I'm reading headlines and feeling like I don't have time I could have been looking at the clouds. I always had the time I generally just try to go screen free for a few hours, which I think is better than nothing. You can check in. Midday if you'd like to

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Or go to the evening and then check in if you're brave 24 hours. That's definitely doable if her weekend as long as you're not trying to coordinate complicated plans plenty of people already tuned out for religious reasons, and he's going to do just fine. I know some people take the occasional week-long completely off screen vacations, but that's never been practical for me since I'm often texting to coordinate with family members, but that doesn't have to be all or nothing. Just try being off for a bit and see what happens if the world doesn't fall apart and it generally doesn't then try again. You just might enjoy it if you try going screen free for a day or a few days or at least a few hours. Let me know how it goes. You can reach me once you're back on at before breakfast podcast at iheartmedia.com.

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In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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