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This Secret Trick Will Help You Hack Your Phone Screen Time

This Secret Trick Will Help You Hack Your Phone Screen Time

Fab Giovanetti

All right, so let’s say willpower alone will not help me in this case, and that I truly want to improve my sleeping and morning routine. After looking hard and long for solutions, I discovered I had what I needed right before my eyes, on my phone.

“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.”―Stephen Covey

Welcome to Screen Time

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Evening routine

Following the common-sense rule of no screens 60 minutes before bed I calculated that if I am aiming to go to bed at about 11 pm, dissuading me from a last pre-bed Instagram browsing would be beneficial. “Checking your phone stimulates the brain so we are more active and awake,” shares sleep disorders specialist, Harneet Walia, MD “Even just a quick check can engage your brain and prolong sleep.”

Morning routine

In the mornings I tend to wake up really early, and looking for a kick of adrenaline I tend to be much weaker in willpower than I’d like to admit.

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