HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR SCREENS:

It can be hard to find that needed balance with social media and especially so when you are a working professional. Many of us are relying on the internet to work during this time whether that is working remotely from home, in an office from 9-5, or running a shop. 

In every business, online or brick-and-mortar, you have at least one of not 4 or 5 (maybe even 6) social media platforms. So, it’s inescapably difficult to have a healthy relationship with your computer or phone screen. We aren’t saying we hate apps and social media… No, apps are great! But, in a time where we use our smartphones for everything from scheduling shifts, clocking in to work, making appointments, ordering food, and joining “Zoom class”… it’s not easy to find that balance we absolutely need. 

APPS TO TRY

Yes, apps. As silly as it is, some apps are just darn useful when it comes to quitting apps. 

1. Offtime (iOS, Android)

This is an app to help you use your apps less. By blocking those distracting apps and using the analytics of your phone usage, Offtime can help you curb your habits.

2. BreakFree (iOS, Android)

BreakFree shows you how often you unlock your phone screen and helps you lower your “addiction” score.

3. Stay on Task (Android)

If you’re someone who gets distracted pretty easily, Stay on Task helps you stay focused and, well, stay on task.

PRACTICES TO INTRODUCE INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

  • You know what I’m going to say, right? Stop using your phone during breaks. Wait until you get home or are finished with your tasks and chores! Phone at lunch? Nope. We know better, don’t we? Fill that break time with a walk or a book. 

  • Schedule Posts! You can even schedule posts to publish on your off day.
  • Take an off day. You saw that coming, didn’t you? 
  • The last piece of advice? You have to want it. You have to inch your way there. Some people can do this “cold turkey” but that is a very, very select few of the population. You can do it! We have faith in you.

If you have any tips, please, drop a line in the comments below. I love hearing from you.

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