How much time do you spend on your phone? Go to your phone setting and type screen time. If you’ve never done this before, you’re in verse shock. Our average right now is around nine hours. The reason why the screen comes up is so important is because we’re not even aware of how much time we spend on our screens.

Every gap, every time we’re waiting, every time we’re in between something, the first thing we look for is our phone. And as we all know, if you’re not measuring something, you cannot change it. Let’s start measuring. Let’s start changing. So the first thing I want to share with you that has truly changed my life is don’t look at your phone first thing.

How much time do you spend on your phone? Go to your phone setting and type screen time. If you’ve never done this before, you’re in verse shock. Our average right now is around nine hours. It’s nearly every moment I’m awake by the time that you’re about to find out. In this world, we were all surrounded by screams. The reason why the screen comes up is so important is because we’re not even aware of how much time we spend on our screens.

Every gap, every time we’re waiting, every time we’re in between something, the first thing we look for is our phone. And as we all know, if you’re not measuring something, you cannot change it. Let’s start measuring. Let’s start changing. So the first thing I want to share with you that has truly changed my life is don’t look at your phone first thing.

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When you wake up to use your phone first thing in the morning, you’re exposing yourself to news, negativity, noise and notifications. And when you wake up to those, your mind is trying to go from zero to 100 miles per hour in a matter of seconds. Now, for me, I don’t look at my phone for the first two hours in the morning, because that’s when I’m meditating. After that, I’m exercising. And so the first time I look at my phone is after I’ve already done the most important task for the day for my mind. So the principle I want you to understand is don’t start your day with your phone, but start setting no technology times. There have to be times of the day where you don’t use your phone at all. It’s up to you what those times are. But make sure you have those boundaries. If you don’t have the boundaries, you have nothing to break. And that means you break them anyway. Now, I may set boundaries and break them sometimes as well, but those boundaries keep pulling me back to where I’m trying to live. You’re going to have withdrawal symptoms.

You’re gonna be twiddling your thumbs, paying, tapping, whatever it is that you do when you’re feeling a sense of withdrawal from something. We want to fill our lives with loads of different distractions and loads of different simulation.

But one of the things we have to learn to do in our life is we have to learn to step back and sit in the discomfort, we have to sit in the awkwardness. And no matter how uncomfortable it is, we have to break past that barrier. If we don’t go beyond that barrier, just in dealing with our phones, we’ll never be able to break that barrier in any other way. This one’s a huge one. And in my opinion, the easiest one. When you’re with loved ones, when you’re with family, when you’re with your friends, make a vowel to not use technology if you need to have I’ve seen these around where you have a technology jar, and everyone puts their phone in it at the start of dinner and takes it at the end.

Make a vow that when you’re with your friends, when you’re with your family, that you will not be on your phone and leave your phones in the same place in one area so that none of you can skip that sneaky moment. When you first go, you may be worried that you’re going to be bored of each other. You might have maybe worried. How’s this person going to compete with my phone? How are they gonna entertain me? Sit in that discomfort again. And in that discomfort, you want to learn something new about that person, you’re gonna become more curious. Your mind actually has the opportunity to start building a different band.

Earlier I mentioned that you want to create no technology times in your home. You also want to create no technology zones in your home. Those spaces are the dining table and the bedroom. Those are two areas that we want to be technology-free that we’ve designated as important areas of connection. And so the dining table and the bedroom becomes places and zones in my home where we don’t use technology. You may even start by putting a no technology sign up in those areas just to remind you. I keep a different book on every table in my home, every area where I could potentially find myself sitting. For example, the table where I often wait while Ronnie’s getting ready before we go out. Or a table where I find myself sitting when I’m about to eat breakfast or between phone calls, any sort of desk. Place a book. There a new book. Place a book that you’ve never read before. Place a book that you’re interested in. Sometimes I change these books every single month so that I’m almost looking at maybe a guest on the podcast. Or maybe it’s a book that I’ve heard about. That way, it keeps it fresh. It can be a magazine. Even allowing yourself to work with more analogue forms of media is a great way to still feel informed, still feel like you’re growing. But not always be staring at your screen. But not always be staring at your screen. now. After I’m typing away, I’m researching, I’ve got some notes open on my phone as well.

What happens if we use phone too much?

This next one that I’m gonna share with you blew my mind when I read about it. The solution is to turn your phone red. You can actually turn your phone red. Click on colour tint and then turn at the intensity and huge Click on colour tint and then turn at the intensity and huge your phone is now red. It will be worth it.

When you wake up to use your phone first thing in the morning, you’re exposing yourself to news, negativity, noise and notifications. And when you wake up to those, your mind is trying to go from zero to 100 miles per hour in a matter of seconds. Now, for me, I don’t look at my phone for the first two hours in the morning, because that’s when I’m meditating. After that, I’m exercising. And so the first time I look at my phone is after I’ve already done the most important task for the day for my mind. So the principle I want you to understand is don’t start your day with your phone, but start setting no technology times. There have to be times of the day where you don’t use your phone at all. It’s up to you what those times are. But make sure you have those boundaries. If you don’t have the boundaries, you have nothing to break. And that means you break them anyway. Now, I may set boundaries and break them sometimes as well, but those boundaries keep pulling me back to where I’m trying to live. You’re going to have withdrawal symptoms.

You’re gonna be twiddling your thumbs, paying, tapping, whatever it is that you do when you’re feeling a sense of withdrawal from something. We want to fill our lives with loads of different distractions and loads of different simulation.

But one of the things we have to learn to do in our life is we have to learn to step back and sit in the discomfort, we have to sit in the awkwardness. And no matter how uncomfortable it is, we have to break past that barrier. If we don’t go beyond that barrier, just in dealing with our phones, we’ll never be able to break that barrier in any other way. This one’s a huge one. And in my opinion, the easiest one. When you’re with loved ones, when you’re with family, when you’re with your friends, make a vowel to not use technology if you need to have I’ve seen these around where you have a technology jar, and everyone puts their phone in it at the start of dinner and takes it at the end.

Make a vow that when you’re with your friends, when you’re with your family, that you will not be on your phone and leave your phones in the same place in one area so that none of you can skip that sneaky moment. When you first go, you may be worried that you’re going to be bored of each other. You might have maybe worried. How’s this person going to compete with my phone? How are they gonna entertain me? Sit in that discomfort again. And in that discomfort, you want to learn something new about that person, you’re gonna become more curious. Your mind actually has the opportunity to start building a different band.

Earlier I mentioned that you want to create no technology times in your home. You also want to create no technology zones in your home. Those spaces are the dining table and the bedroom. May even start by putting a no technology sign up in those areas just to remind you. I keep a different book on every table in my home, every area where I could potentially find myself sitting. For example, the table where I often wait while Ronnie’s getting ready before we go out. Or a table where I find myself sitting when I’m about to eat breakfast or between phone calls, any sort of desk. Place a book. There a new book. Place a book that you’ve never read before. Place a book that you’re interested in. It can be a magazine. Even allowing yourself to work with more analogue forms of media is a great way to still feel informed, still feel like you’re growing. But not always be staring at your screen. But not always be staring at your screen. now. After I’m typing away, I’m researching, I’ve got some notes open on my phone as well.

This next one that I’m gonna share with you blew my mind when I read about it. The solution is to turn your phone red. You can actually turn your phone red. Click on colour tint and then turn at the intensity and huge Click on colour tint and then turn at the intensity and huge your phone is now red. It will be worth it.

Inspired by Jay Shetty, a veteran writer and guru.

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