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8. Screen-less Sleep

8. Screen-less Sleep

Turn off your cell phone before sleep. Or at least, don’t use screens in your bed.

If you need to use them at night, keep a chair in your bedroom and use them sitting on the chair rather than in bed.

Before going to sleep I take my phone to another room. I don't keep it at my bedside.


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4. Screen-Less Driving

4. Screen-Less Driving

Do not use technology such as your cell phones or iPads while driving. Instead, talk to each other, listen to the radio, and play fun word games.

If you really need to use your phone e.g. to attend a call, stop your car on the side.

I listen to the radio while driving which ...


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Above all, taking control of your inbox requires a mental shift from “as fast as possible” to “as slow as you can get away with”. (Ref: Make Time)



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6. Get outdoors

6. Get outdoors

When you are too busy hiking, skiing, skating, and camping you won’t have any time or need to use your devices.

Even if you are not that adventurous (like me), just get out of your room without use phone and observe. Observe nature, traffic, or the people walking in the street.



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1. Enjoy Your Food

1. Enjoy Your Food

Make your eating-time a no screen-time. Instead of looking at your phone, feel the sensation of your food i.e. the taste and smell of your food.

Put the phones away and enjoy conversing with your family members.

At home, I keep my phone in the room while eating.


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These days, almost everybody suffers from the overuse of technology, knowingly or unknowingly. We can’t stop checking Facebook during an important conversation. Parents complain their children spend more time on mobile games than on study. We go to YouTube to watch Justin Beiber's new video song ...


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Remove all electronic devices to transform your bedroom into a true sanctuary for sleep. No TVs, no iPads. No Kindles with backlights.



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3. Stop Compulsive Checking of Email and Social Media

3. Stop Compulsive Checking of Email and Social Media

Check your email and social apps only during set times. Instead of checking your email every 20 minutes give it a check every three hours. Set a routine of checking it at 9, noon, 3, and 6. You can then check it once more before bed at 9.

Don’t check your email and instant messaging apps ...


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2. Set Screen Time Limits

2. Set Screen Time Limits

Set computer and mobile time limits. Install apps that track the amount of time you spend on your devices.

At the end of the day look at your total time. See where you could trim back and fill in the time with other activities.

Do this for the whole family and make sure everyone obs...


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5. Fine Alternatives to Tech

5. Fine Alternatives to Tech

Find healthy alternatives to your tech gadgets. When you get the urge to surf the net or social media, go for a walk instead.

Use pen and paper for taking notes instead of your note-taking app. Read a paper book instead of an e-book.

I take notes on a notepad and take them t...


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7. Stop Bing-Watching

7. Stop Bing-Watching

Treat your streaming apps as TV. Set a specific time for streaming apps like YouTube and Netflix.

If you find it hard to follow a specific timetable, uninstall streaming apps from your phone and only use them on your computer.

Try unsubscribing from Netflix temporarily.


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9. Stop Posting Everything Online

9. Stop Posting Everything Online

You don’t need to put a status update every time to eat at a restaurant. Not only this is bad for your privacy, but it is likely to increases your screen time.

Try posting only on specific days like on weekends or only on Monday.

Think a moment before posting and ask yourself “Do I ...


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I have practiced almost all of the above-mentioned tips. However, If practicing all of them to once seems overwhelming to you, start with one tip at least, or make them less extreme to suit your current situation. I hope you found these tips helpful.


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  • Keep consistent wake-up and bedtimes.
  • Keep the bedroom cool, quiet and dark.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and exercise before bed.
  • Turn off your screens 30 to 60 minutes before you need to sleep.


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