I’m happy to say that going First Thing, Phone Free is starting to become less of a challenge. For those of you who aren’t aware, for the month of March I have been trying to not wake up and go straight to my phone first thing in my day. If you’d like to catch up on how I’ve been doing with the challenge, check out this post.
Even though going first thing, phone (and Netflix) free is starting to get a whole lot easier, it’s still something I have to think about every day. I wake up and I have to stop myself and say, “Heather, just leave the phone for a second.”
But it’s working! I can leave my phone and wake up at my own pace. I even left my phone in my bedroom one morning and had breakfast without it distracting me! It was kind of weird, but incredibly restful. I just sat at the table, munching away, letting my thoughts come to me and float away however they chose, without the voices of the rest of the world in my head for a full half hour!
Leaving the phone is helping me become more aware of what my body needs. I’m giving myself the chance to figure out if it’s really time for me to wake up, or if I need to get another fifteen minutes of shut-eye, rather than forcing my brain awake with the light and activity from the phone.
It’s such a small change, choosing to leave the phone until I’m dressed, but it’s making significant changes. I’m more aware of my sleep health, I’m more willing to leave the phone in another room, and I’m becoming more aware of and grateful for those quiet moments. I highly encourage you guys to give this challenge a shot!
Here’s to your quiet moments, and to the good feelings they leave you with. I’ll see you Tuesday!