3 Things you can do Instead of Using Your Phone

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3 Things you can do Instead of Using Your Phone

We all know that we spend too much time on our phones, and everyone is aware of the numerous negative impacts that this has on our mental health and general well-being. It can be hard to clock off and put your phone away, but planning a time or activity in your day where you will be off your phone will make a big difference to your energy, happiness and health.

Read A Book

When was the last time you read a book? I know that I am guilty of opting to scroll through social media on my phone rather than pick up a book and read it. Reading is a great activity to relax, unwind and give your eyes and mind a rest from the screen.

Go For A Walk

It might sound like a lot of effort, but once you’ve got into your walking clothes and put your runners on you’ve got past the hard part. Going for a walk can be an effective way to meditate, unwind and also re-energise. Moving your body in a low-impact way such as walking still releases those magical endorphins that make us feel so good.

Talk To A Friend

Talk to a friend, but not through your phone! Talk to a friend in real life, get a coffee, brunch or go out for dinner together. Make an effort to leave your phones in your bags or to the side and have a genuine conversation with each other. You’ll be amazed at the difference not having your phone in a couple of inches proximity makes to the quality of your conversation.