One of the biggest places I find my clients struggle to create boundaries is around their phones. It’s so funny because 20 years ago having a mobile phone was a luxury not a necessity. Now everyone seems to have one and most people have a smart phone. That means we are always connected but not always connected to other other people. We have an addiction to our phones.
Our technology can come between us and the people around us. Even though we have even more access to others we feel lonelier than ever. Why is that? It’s because even though we are “connected” to the internet we are disconnected from human interactions. When you go out in public you look around and see people looking at their phones instead of connecting with those around them.
How to break our addiction to our phones
1) Utilize the do not disturb mode function when you should be present with what you are doing.
2) Set a curfew for your phone. At least 30 minutes before bed I shut my phone down.
3) Create space between you and your phone. Put it in another room, leave it at home or in the car.
4) Shut off all the unnecessary notifications on your phone. Do you really need to know Aunt Mary commented under that crazy cat video?
5) Don’t check your phone as soon as you get up in the morning. Instead try creating a morning routine.
Our phones have created a lot of conveniences for us. Everything is at the tip of our fingers. We can get a hold of people at any point in time. Unfortunately that means they can get a hold of us too. It’s important we take the time to create some really solid boundaries around our technology. It might be uncomfortable at first but over time it will become easier and easier.
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