Have a Designated Mini Lounge in the Area You’re In
Multiple times I have referred to the phone lounge: a place where you leave your phone when an area in your home becomes a no phone zone.
An example of a phone lounge is a drawer, closed box, and a different room.
What you also want to set up aside from this phone lounge, is a place you where will leave your phone when you’re in that same area.
The key here is to learn not to have your phone on you all the time.
Learn to leave your device somewhere outside your pocket in a designated place.
So let’s take the living room as an example. When you enter the living room, know exactly where you leave your phone.
Put it on a drawer and let that be your phone’s mini lounge.
Every time you enter the living room, you leave your device in the mini lounge.
It’s okay that the device is near you, as long as it is not on you.
Create a mini lounge in every important room in your house like in the kitchen.
You want to train yourself to be able to leave the room while leaving your phone in the mini lounge.
If you go to the toilet, don’t get your phone from the mini lounge so you can bring it with you.
Leave the device in the mini lounge, let it rest and recharge itself.
You will be fine without your phone on you for a few minutes.
When you need something from the kitchen or a different room, just go without your device.
You can enable the ringer so your device becomes a landline.
If you have a huge room, you can create more than 1 mini lounge in that room.
One tip to remember: make sure your device is not constantly in your vision. So watching TV or working on your laptop with your phone in your sight is not a good idea.
Originally published at https://www.socialmediabreakup.com on October 23, 2020.