Most of us live noisy lives, filled with distractions.
Both online and off, there’s always a commitment needing to be honored, a task requiring completion, or an entity demanding our attention.
For some, being housebound during the Covid-19 pandemic, relying on digital tools more than ever before, has only made that noise even louder.
However, it IS still possible to carve out moments of peace and quiet for yourself.
The first step is to reduce the amount of noise that fills your days.
For most of us, that’s “work time,” and the noise is a byproduct of managing career commitments along with social obligations and family concerns.
One of the quickest ways to reduce daytime noise is to multitask less each day.
While it may feel like tackling a bunch of small projects on your to-do list all at once makes you more efficient, that’s actually not the case. Not only is multitasking a habit that causes noise and distraction, it…
...in addition to a host of other problems.
It can be a hard habit to break though.
You can start by implementing some of the changes we’ve talked about in this eCourse — bringing some mindfulness to the tasks in which you’re engaged, decluttering your life of tools that aren’t providing value, and challenging and changing old habits.
You may also want to spend more time enjoying the moments of silence that naturally occur throughout your day, instead of automatically filling them with distractions like checking the weather, news headlines, Twitter, etc.
Start by simply connecting yourself to the four essential elements, even if it’s just for a few minutes. For example..
The point here isn’t to get mystical, but primitive — to momentarily ground yourself in your life as it’s happening and remind yourself that you’re alive and have a body attached to all of that mental chatter and distraction.
Additionally, you may want to reduce the amount of noise that fills your nights.
For most of us, that’s “rest time,” — when we most need to give our brains a break but often find it hijacked by noise and distractions.
In order to improve the quality of rest you receive each night it’s important to establish good sleep habits, (also called “sleep hygiene”). Hygiene tips that pertain specifically to your digital wellness include…
If your life is feeling noisy lately, assess the area where it is currently doing the most damage. (If it’s both during the day AND at night, just pick one area to work on).
Thank you for stopping by! Only three more weeks left in this eCourse. Next week we’ll talk about deeper blocks that might be preventing you from achieving digital wellness.
I look forward to seeing you then and hope you continue to be healthy and safe.
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