Thoughts From the Coffee Table: My iPhone needs 8 hours of sleep a night. So do I.
I’ve interviewed several people lately for my Shock Your Potential Podcast who discussed removing phones from the bedroom at night. When I hear something enough times, it will start to seep through my thick skull.
Dennis Buttimer and I discussed how the most successful people spend the first hour of their day without looking at their phones. They are exercising, meditating, eating healthy, spending time with their family, etc.
The second point was brought by Eric Twiggs who quoted a study of people woken by “phantom” noises even when their phones are turned off. Our phone addictions know no bounds.
So on the advice of both of them, my phone was turned completely off and out of the room both Friday and Saturday nights. Last night it was off, but in my room.
The difference? Both Saturday and Sunday mornings began relaxed, quiet, peaceful. This morning? My phone was the first thing on and checked upon waking. Bad habits are tough to break.
This is going to take some getting used to. Even off, but within reach, makes the pull of technology too hard to resist.
But I will try to put it aside and find peace for me. And for my hard-working phone.