3 Reasons Why You Should Disconnect Everyday

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When you read a post about getting a better night’s sleep, nine times out of ten the author will write one of the ways to achieve that is by turning off your phone or putting it on Do Not Disturb mode. When you think about it, you think “Okay that makes sense. I often lose track of time when I’m on my phone and end up staying up past my bedtime.” A better night’s sleep is just one of the reasons why we should disconnect from the world. In this post, I’m going to tell you some of the other benefits I have noticed since I started disconnecting.

When I say disconnecting from the world, I mean not looking at your phone, your laptop, or anything with a screen pretty much. It may be for an hour before bed, or even for a full day. It’s all up to what makes you feel the best. I started doing this when I would get stressed out. I would leave my phone upstairs in my room and go do random tasks around the house to clear my mind. Ever since then, I started turning my phone off more and more.  

1.     The first benefit is that it helps with productivity. Without your phone, you can focus on what you need to get done without being distracted by texting or getting lost on Instagram.

2.     The second benefit is that you are more stress-free. At first, you may be curious as to who might have texted you, or that you may be missing out on something that is going on and your mind is constantly running. With social media so prominent now it’s “normal” to be checking in on everyone else’s lives constantly. Once you take a step back and stop caring as much as to what other people are doing, you will start feeling less stressed. You won’t have that urge to constantly know what’s going on, and you’ll start focusing on your own life a little more, and that'll help you mind relax a little bit.

3.     The final benefit, which I think is the most beneficial, is you reconnect with yourself. As silly as it may seem that you will reconnect with yourself once you put your phone down, it’s true. Like I mentioned in the second benefit- you’ll start focusing on your own life a little more. You’ll stop worrying about the outside world and you’ll start focusing on your own happiness. You’ll be able to enjoy the things you like doing a little more because you won’t be distracted from them, and you’ll start finding what else you like to do in your free time rather than wasting your time on social media. You’ll also start to enjoy your own company even more.

Although disconnecting may not seem like a big thing, try it out for a week. Take small steps and gradually increase the time you disconnect each day and you’ll start to see the benefits. Let me know if you try it out, and how it works for you!

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