This week I decided to try this seven day smartphone detox that I found on pinterest. Here’s how it went:
DAY 1: Unfollow people who aren’t your real friends, unsubscribe from unwanted e-mail lists, and delete apps you don’t use. I immediately hit my e-mails and unsubscribed from so many lists. Stores and blogs were scrapped to clear out my feed. I also spent almost an hour deleting Facebook friends I NEVER talk to. I went from 930 friends to 640ish. I delete apps on my phone pretty regularly though, so I didn’t have much to delete there.
DAY 2: Turn off push notifications. Like I received notifications to begin with! But, yes, I received no notifications all day and I will admit that I didn’t feel the need to check all my social media which is great!
DAY 3: Resist the urge to look at your phone first thing in the morning. I actually did this with little struggle surprisingly. I was also incredibly tired after an All Time Low concert and I had a reaaaallly bad cold but still.
DAY 4: Set up a charging station outside of your bedroom, and don’t look at your phone an hour before bed. SORRY I FAILED. This is so hard for me. I really try to not look at my phone before bed. It’s especially hard because I need it next to me because it’s also my alarm clock and I have to turn it off right away so I don’t wake up my roommate. So, I failed.
DAY 5: Go out to dinner and leave your phone at home. I did not accomplish this either. I try really hard though not to look at my phone and only answer if it’s my mom.
DAY 6: Spend the day not looking at or posting to social media. Yeah, I work as a social media contributor for Trend Magazine that requires me to tweet everyday. Didn’t happen.
DAY 7: Turn off your smartphone for the entire day. I DID DO THIS! Mainly because my phone died and I couldn’t find my charger right away because it was buried at the bottom of my backpack. Yay me!
So now it’s YOUR TURN. That’s right; it’s time to detox. Smartphone style. Let me know how you do!! xx