But what if you can't always break away from your phone?
Here are some tips and tricks to managing the usage of your smart device to help you unplug more throughout the day:
Shortcuts Automation App
The Shortcuts Automation App forces you to take a deep breath whenever you open one of your social media apps. This makes you really ask yourself, do you really need to go to that app or website right now? And if you do, take a deep breath before doing it!
Go into your notifications settings, within your preferences, and choose which apps you need constant notifications. Do you really need an alert every time you get a tweet?
You can also join the Unplug Collaborative group that has a Global Day of Unplugging, and more events about how to collectively enjoy more time while being disconnected from our devices.
Return to Vintage Technology
Even take it a step further, and go back-in-time to a day where there were flip phones. These are now called "dumb phones," which can only allow you to do basic talking and texting. Research shows that 1990-2000s era phones have increased 140% in popularity, especially among Gen-Z.
When you are feeling stressed, the most simple fix is to breathe! Take multiple deep breaths wherever you are to help yourself relax.
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