Give yourself a break from all of your devices and the Internet with this realistic digital detox plan.
If you’re like many Americans today, you might be using the Internet constantly, anywhere from five to seven hours a day. But when does using the Internet all the time become an addiction? Try this 30-day digital detox from journalist Tony Schwartz to help regain your focus without having to quit the Internet cold turkey.
Keep a Digital Bedtime
Just like your bed should only be for sleeping, your hour before bedtime should be devoted to a screen-free wind down. Turn your phone off, put it on “do not disturb” mode, or turn off any sounds or notifications. Power down your computer or television and let your brain unplug from unnecessary interruptions. Monitor how your sleep schedule reacts to this pre-bedtime routine and you’re sure to see a significant improvement.