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January goal review: less phone usage

Posted in Personal
on February 1, 2019
January goal review: less phone usage

Over already, January? In previous years January seems to d-r-a-g unbelievably but it’s been quite different for me this year.

Possibly because I kind of skipped Christmas and New Year, so I don’t have the huge comedown from all of that.

You may have seen my post earlier this month on my little challenges for the year. If you haven’t give it a quick skim by clicking here.

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My 2019 challenge

Posted in Personal
on December 30, 2018
2019 challenge. Health goals, resolutions, self-care, learning new skills

Happy New Year!

Instead of the long list of resolutions I usually set for myself, I’m making it a little simpler this year.

Resolutions aren’t just a New Year thing for me; I set new goals and get new ideas constantly.

But, since it is the start of a new year, I’ve decided to set myself little monthly challenges (in addition to the 700 things I also wanna do each month, of course).

Each month I’m picking something I want to focus on. It could be a habit I want to solidify, or a skill I want to learn, or something fun or interesting I just fancy doing.

It’s a total myth that a habit takes 28 days to form, so that’s not why I’m doing it month-by-month. The reason is to make habit change less overwhelming for me. I don’t know about you, but I tend to end up with just all the things on my list of goals for the year and it just looks too much (and probably is too much!). I’m actually quite interested to see how it goes.

That being said…..

My goal for January is: No phone before bed or first thing in the morning

Why? Mainly because it’s just not good for me but also because it’s terrible for my productivity. I’m in a position now where I can’t seem to keep my eyes open unless I’m staring at a screen. It doesn’t stop there, either. Before I know it, I’ve spent at least half an hour if not longer on my phone before I’ve done anything else in the morning. I want to see what, if anything, happens if I don’t have that distraction.

How do I plan to achieve my goal? Maybe a little ironic but I’m going to use my phone! I’m going to set an alarm for a cut-off point for my phone usage in the evenings. As for the morning, that’s going to be a bit trickier. I’m planning on keeping my phone somewhere else in my room so it isn’t exactly to hand when I first wake up. Any ideas?

Check back to see how I get on and, if you fancy giving these a try along with me, let me know how you’re doing!