Four days ago I’ve started testing a technic that should help me with my smartphone addiction. Turning on the Airplane Mode every night before I go to sleep, is keeping my phone off the network for the night hours, so when I wake up in the morning, turning my alarm off, I do not see gazillion notifications…
On these last four days I had great mornings, with coffee, radio and a shower, before I start dealing with the world and its notifications. That is why I got super thrilled finding out about the concept of the MoodOff Day. The MoodOff day is “A Morning A Year Without Technology”.
MoodOff Day. Image taken from their Facebook Page.
Until we figure out the best way to get to pure organic connectivity, I decided to test few things on myself.
In each test, I will try a small step that might help me regain the relaxed yet connected life I wish for myself and others.
One of the annoying things about the smartphone addiction is how it affects my mornings rituals. I’m an early waker. Always was, probably always will be. I wake up around 7AM whether or not I partied last night. Sometimes I wish I could sleep longer, but what can you do, no one is perfect…
I have a cellphone for the last 15 years or so. And one of the things I’ve learnt – because of my early wake – is that I have to take care of my sleeping hours. Meaning that before I get myself under the blanket, I am closing my windows, the door, and also put my phone on Silent Mode. The silent mode helps me not to wake up from stupid phone alerts in the middle of the night.
But since I got my smartphone, this is how my morning ritual looks like:
– I wake up at 7AM with the alarm clock app