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How to be more mindful of your use of technology, and reconnect
Set daily limits on social media
It’s easy to fall into the endless scrolling trap. Set a timer via Instagram settings so you’re aware of how much time you’re spending on social media.
Have a no hour of power rule
Set a rule that you don’t use technology one hour before going to bed and one hour after you wake up in the morning. Allow yourself this space to connect back to yourself.
Switch your phone to Aeroplane Mode while you sleep
. Keeping your phone on aeroplane mode overnight will allow you to check your notifications and respond when you’re ready.
Keep your phone away when you catch up with friends
Make it a nonnegotiable to keep your phones away when you’re having a proper catch up. It sets the tone you’re their priority and vice versa.
Attend more events
Be social, create more connections. Find what you enjoy and start attending events. There are plenty of events, especially over the summer, to allow you the opportunity to connect.
Being present allows you to be fully immersed in the time and place that you’re in. If you’re scrolling through Instagram constantly, or checking your phone, your mind will take you to another place.