I’ve got a full-time job, and I’m running Tiff(dot)com on the side, so stepping away from the computer screen is pretty dang hard. I’m constantly working on something on my computer, checking my email on my phone, or scrolling through one of my Facebook group communities so I can try to stay engaged.
But then I read articles with dramatic titles like “Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You” and I decide that mayyybe I can chill it on the screen time while in bed. One thing I’ve been trying to do for the past month or so is completely shutting off screens 30 minutes before bed, and reading a book instead.
I have to admit, it only works a few days a week.
It’s a daily practice of willpower. And the mornings I’ve spent scrolling through Facebook before I’m ready to get out of bed – glorious! BUT. I realized I was wasting 10 minutes in the morning just doing that. Which meant I had to rush around when I finally got out of bed. No bueno.
Enter: my challenge to go a year without my phone in bed.
The only exception is setting my alarm before I go to sleep. Other than that, there’s no Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or email while I’m in bed. I started last month, then had to start over when I forgot (oops).
But this time, I’ve created a handy PDF to keep me in line. And I’m offering it to you for free! Just sign up for my newsletter, and you’ll get your own version to download and keep track. I’m really enjoying the freedom of waking up and just starting my day, since I know checking my phone isn’t an option. I think you’ll feel the same way too (and have a ton of extra free time!).
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