Tag: Switching off

Switching off

We’ve all experienced the phenomenon of feeling like our brains are fried. The constant multi-tasking and the inability to put down our phones and properly set barriers between work and personal life is costing us our mental health.

Whilst it’s not easy, and life will definitely force you to battle competing priorities, there are a few simple things you can do to manage those boundaries better.

Avoid taking electronic devices in the bedroom. Charge your phone somewhere else in your house. Don’t read your iPad in bed. Buy a simple alarm clock so you are not dependent on your phone. Read paper books in bed—although your kindle is safe and exempt from my definition of ‘electronic’. (For more information on the effects of screen time at bedtime, read this, this or this.)

Put work phones away after hours. I have even tried putting mine in my safe…

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