We’re easily consumed by the online world throughout the majority of our day. Whether it is opening our emails, replying to texts, streaming videos, lurking on Instagram or checking Facebook notifications. It’s easy for us now a day to automatically go on our devices, even without thinking about it.
I recommend everyone to try to switch off. For some it may be difficult because their life might revolve around it (ex. Youtubers) But I promise you, taking a break from the online world can be beneficial.
If you’re new to switching off, try to leave your devices at least 1 hour (or more) before you sleep. An important tip is to (as much as you can) try not to reply or start a text conversation before you sleep. When you’re already talking to someone, you might be waiting for their reply each time. This will disturb the habit of switching off.
So you might ask. What should I do during the time I switch off to when I sleep? Here are some of my favourite tips:
1) Write in your journal
2) Read a book
3) Give yourself a bubble bath
4) Organize your things/prepare meals for the next day
5) Make a to-do list
7) Light a candle and reflect on your day