WHAT TO DO TO­DAY

Change can be daunt­ing, but you can do it – one de­ci­sion at a time.

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SIM­PLE SWAPS:

Take some time to ob­serve your food choices and try swap­ping your most pop­u­lar pro­cessed snack for a whole one.

CRE­ATE A NIGHT-TIME ROU­TINE.

Pick one to three small ac­tiv­i­ties that will help you wind down with­out screen time or dis­tracted snack­ing, and set a time ev­ery night to do them. Try am­bi­ent noise, med­i­ta­tion or list-mak­ing to qui­eten the mind and a calm­ing herbal tea or a short stretch­ing rou­tine to re­lax the body. Ex­per­i­ment to find what works for you and be pa­tient – bad habits are hard to break and good ones are hard to start.

PLAN AHEAD:

If we au­to­mated our way into this dilemma, then per­haps au­to­ma­tion can help us find our way out of it. Most An­droid smart­phones have smart set­tings for ad­just­ing your phone’s wifi and sound be­hav­iour at home, at work or when plugged into spe­cific de­vices. The lat­est iOS up­date has a ‘do not dis­turb’ mode and other set­tings to help you limit your screen time.

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