Answer these questions to find out.
If you answer "yes" to more than 4 of the 10 questions, "you might benefit by examining how much time you spend on your Smartphone," according to the quiz. Take some time to really become aware on how much you are being sucked back towards your phone.
1. "Do you find yourself spending more time on your Smartphone than you realize?"
2. "Do you feel reluctant to be without your Smartphone, even for a short time?"
3. "Is the first thing you do in the morning check your smartphone?"
4. "Is the last thing you do before bed check your smartphone?"
5. "Do you check your phone notifications more then 5 times a day?"
6. "Do you find yourself wanting to take pictures and documenting your life just so you can post a picture later to show everyone?"
7. "Do you spend more then 3 hours a day on social media?"
8. "Do you find people in your life, such as spouses or children, asking you to get off your phone?"
9. "Do you notice yourself getting irritated at your family when you are pulled off your phone and family need your attention?"
10. "Do you feel tremendous anxiety if your phone dies or if you leave it at home?"
So... Tell me how did you do?
Did you find you are just documenting your life instead of really living it?
Reach out to me and tell me if you think you could use a little #disconnect2reconnect time! I am starting to work with couples and families on how to start the process of reconnecting to disconnecting. I will never forget seeing myself on the camera and how I was ignoring my little girl. This changed my life. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more information on how to #iPutitdown. Let's learn to become awake, aware and present in our lives.
Want to find out how you can disconnect and reconnect to living in a beautiful state of mind?
As a bonus, I will included the TOP 10 WAYS TO DISCONNECT2 RECONNECT !
THE TOP 10 WAYS TO DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT
WARNING: THESE MAY TURN YOU ON... (INSERT MECHANICAL LONG EVIL LAUGH HERE)
Ready to recharge your mind, body and soul! OHHH YES!!!!
1. Come to a Spark Your Rockstar Event
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2. CULTIVATE STILLNESS...MEDITATION
Second on the SYR list is SEND your brain on a little all expense paid vacation! There are so many ways to disconnect but one thing is for sure...Silence is one of the best. When is the last time you remember stillness? Been a while, huh? Commit to a daily meditation practice even if it's just for 10 minutes, as soon as you get up. If you can take another mediation break in the middle of the day, even better. The more opportunity you give your brain to calm down and refresh itself, the more productive and creative it will be - you just need to give it a little free time! If you're ready to make a longer commitment, consider trying a silent retreat, one where meditation and quiet contemplation are the main events. HINT...HINT ...Go back to #1...lol A Meditation retreat may be just what the Spark Your Rockstar doctor ordered...
3. WHO WANTS A QUICKIE? ;)
Are you ready to be excited, turned on....and whoa?! Wait a second! I thought we were relaxing! Yes WE ARE! That is exactly what this quickie will do for you! I am talking about the one and only...Quickie Body Scan. Are you starting to melt yet? By now, I should have helped create a small smile on your face which always helps relax the face muscles. To help quiet your mind, and boost awareness of the sensations in your body, sit or lie down in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Start by drawing your attention to different parts of your body, and checking in with how they feel. you can begin at your scalp and then go to your eye lids, and then down to your shoulders and neck, and feel any tension just dissolve. Then Start working your way down the body and continue to notice tension and release it. A thorough body scan might last about 10 minutes, but you can make this a quickie anytime you need to distress and just relax.
4. WHEN YOU ARE OFF DUTY, MEAN IT!
Make weekends and vacations true relaxation times, not just lighter versions of your weekday workdays. Use the-out-of-office notification setting on your office email and resist the urge to respond to emails until just a few hours before your scheduled return. If not checking your email makes you nervous or puts your livelihood at risk, politely inform colleagues that you'll be checking emails at specific times, for example 10 am, 3 pm and 7 pm, and will be able to respond only to the most truly time sensitive ones. If you value your off-hours, so will they.
5. DANCE ...Like YOU Mean it.
Turn on some music and just dance. When is the last time you just danced? I mean just let your freaking hair down and started to move your hips? The free motion and stretching of movements of dance can help to release tension from the body and lift your spirits. Exercise in any form can actually act as a stress reliever by pumping up endorphin's and dancing can be particularity enjoyable to blow off steam for many people! I guarantee this will boost your mood! NOW SHAKE THINE ASS! lol
6. READ A BOOK (NOT ON AN IPAD, AN ACTUAL BOOK)
When was the last time you read a book? It is a thing of the past but truly we need to bring back the books! If you’re one of countless people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has a significant number of benefits. It reduces stress, uses your imagination and helps you to have better clarity and focus even when you are not reading. Grab a book and sit in the sunshine. Nothing better than a good book and God's sunshine.
Even if it doesn't feel natural at first, making time for a quick laugh, whether its by watching a silly animal video or reminding yourself of a funny joke,. can help bust you out of a stressful head space. Laughter releases endorphin's in the brain and relaxes the muscles in your face. So, go ahead I dare you...make an inappropriate joke and don't take life so seriously all the time. "That's what she said." lol It makes no sense I know in this reference but it still gets me every time!
8. BREATHE IN AND OUT...BADA BOOM...BADA BING
I remember I was sitting in traffic a few short months ago and I realized, I was not breathing. I was actually holding my breath. Why? I connected the dots and realized anytime I was nervous or feeling tension I would start to breathe in a very shallow way. I shoulders would slouch and my eyebrows would furrow in. Then I decided to breathe in and out. Just focusing on the breathe and the cool inhalation when I breathe in and the warm exhalation as I breathe out has helped tremendously. You try. Try to focus all your energy on the breath, and it can take you from good to great very very quickly! I have some priming I do daily and would love to share it with it you as well! Reach out to me if you are interested in rewriting your mornings with less stress and more love, energy and team spirit!
9. HAVE SEX (WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR PARTNER...)
So just to name a few benefits of sex, whether you have a partner or not, sex can help boost happiness and self esteem levels and decrease stress levels instantly. You may nod off more quickly after sex too and for good reason. After an orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. So you can now make the big OOOO without feeling guilty! What the hell right?! Grab your partner and give them the sexy eyes. lol By yourself? No worries. That makes it even easier. Grab a mirror and go ahead and be irresistible.... to yourself. Can anyone say...H to the O to the T?! lol
10. TAKE A WALK! A WHAT?
A WALK OUTSIDE!! A HIKE! YES GET SUNSHINE!
I think its so nice I will go for a walk. Do you ever get the winter blues? Feeling a little holed up starring at the computer screen to the rectangular screen and back and forth from your ipad, to your mac, to your iphone and then you realize, you have not been outside, like really outside, in nature in a really long time. You are human and whether you say you like the outdoors or not, it is in our human nature to love the outdoors. I know every time I am feeling a little under the weather all I need to do is take a little walk and I feel so much better! Grab your dog! Grab your husband! Grab anything you want except your phone or laptop! Leave technology at home and disconnect2reconnect!
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