5 TIPS FOR TAKING TECH BREAKS

5 tips for taking tech breaks

Being on my computer and phone 24/7 is part of my job, then throw in using them socially, and my tech consumption is essentially endless. It’s honestly kind of bizarre to think that not too long ago people didn’t even have cell phones and now we have them attached to our palms at all times. I took a tech break over Canada Day long weekend and it was much needed. Since then, I’ve been making an effort to carve out some breaks from it. A few ways to do so:

1. VACATION WHERE YOU HAVE NO SERVICE 

If you have a hard time breaking from your phone, don’t give yourself the option. There are actually a lot of retreats that offer tech-free stays, or plan a camping trip where the next phone tower is far away. Some Airbnb’s actually have this option, too.

2. LEAVE IT AT HOME 

A lot of times I bring my phone with me on autopilot, then, of course, find myself checking it or scrolling out of habit. Try leaving it at home when you walk the dog or meet up with friends for lunch. It’ll feel weird at first, then probably pretty nice.

3. USE AIRPLANE MODE 

If I need to be around tech for work but don’t want as much stimulation from it, I turn my phone on airplane mode. This is helpful for when you’re sleeping too. Your phone is still on, but notifications don’t come back in until you switch it out of airplane mode and are ready to handle the noise.

4. TECH-LESS DINNER

This is something I want to get better at. No phone or even TV during meals with A. Again, it’s just about breaking the habit of autopilot tech consumption.

5. TURN IT OFF

Honestly, I don’t even know the last time I shut off my phone (maybe during an update?). I recently read the idea of turning it off at night – and (shocker!) using a real alarm clock. I think that’s my next move.

Do you guys take tech breaks? Any tips for making them more effective?

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  1. 07.10.2017 / 12:45 pm

    Hi Jill! I’ve been taking so many tech breaks… I haven’t really been keeping up with any of it too well. I think that’s a signal for me to evaluate my intentions and my true motivation. Either way, you always provide fabulous inspo and I love the outfit you’re wearing in the photo!
    XO! gina

  2. 07.10.2017 / 3:32 pm

    Reading terrifying articles anout how bad tech addiction is for you …. it makes me go on a tech diet stright away!

  3. 07.12.2017 / 1:47 pm

    Yeah, I actually got a kink in my neck from being on my phone too long. True story! I actually am doing physical therapy for it and my knee at the same time. Crazy, right?!

    It’s definitely hard because I started a blog within the past year, but I’m literally not on my phone anymore or social media and I haven’t been for about a month and a half now and it’s sooooo hard! But hey, the pros are that I’m a little more creative now and I actually want to have conversations with people. 😉

    It’s not too bad…

    Shelbi | Urban Girl’s Closet

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