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The Disconnect

Friday, December 04, 2020

I was reading how important it is to get a good night's sleep. Some nights I am more successful than other nights. One of the things that I've decided to do may sounds a little crazy but I've decided to shut my phone off early in the evening. For many of us we get so connected to our device that we miss out on a lot of things including sleep. It's the reverse of what we think. Some of us think if we turn off our device that we might miss out on something but really whatever that is, it will probably still be there in the morning. Instead of our checking our device maybe we could pick up a good book or phone a friend or just take some time for yourself. The options are endless.
How is all of this related to a better night's sleep? I think when we turn the device off it clears our mind and calms us down so that when we go to bed our mind isn't filled with stuff that keeps us up at night. At least that is what I'm experimenting with this week.
The other benefit of this is finding time for other things and discovering what feeds your soul, what helps to make you feel rested.
I entitled this "The Disconnect". That can mean a lot of different things to different people but what makes you feel disconnected? Maybe there is something in our lives that we need to disconnect in order to go forward. One step at a time, we go forward!
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    Turning your phone off definitely helps. I've been sleeping incredibly well by meditation prior to bed time. No tv, internet etc. Peace and calm prior to bedtime.
    164 days ago
    emoticon for sharing
    199 days ago
    I do think it is good to disconnect every so often from our electronic devices. However, I am afraid to completely turn off my phone. I do not have a landline. I am afraid that I will miss those dreaded phone calls that come in the night. The ones from a family member needing help. I did discover on my phone that I can but my phone to sleep and still allow my favorites (family member) phone calls to come through. emoticon
    200 days ago
    I've always slept well, but for the past 3-4 months, not so much.
    200 days ago
  • LOF7203
    Thanks for sharing
    201 days ago
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