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Disconnect for the Summer

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Do you find yourself constantly looking at your device? Do you find it hard to put your phone down after you’ve picked it up? The summer is the perfect opportunity to spend some time with your friends, but it’s difficult to make memories and have fun with your friends when your eyes are glued to your device’s screen. In this week’s Azure Villas Blog, we’ve got a few tips for you on how you can disconnect and spend more quality time with your friends this summer!

Leave It at Home

This is a difficult tip to follow through on, as it requires you to disconnect cold turkey! Even though it can be a hard adjustment, not having your phone on you forces you to interact with your friends without any distractions. Hopefully, your friends aren’t as attached to their phones so you can all enjoy the time together. If you’re worried about being reached during an emergency, you can always have a friend keep hold of your phone instead of having it on your person. They can be the gatekeeper to your device and decide whether it’s important for you to have your phone, or not. 

Set Aside Time

If leaving your phone at home is a difficult change, we recommend setting aside time each day to disconnect from your devices and do something else. Scheduling and forcing yourself to put down your phone will help you ease into life without constant interaction with your phone. Find other activities to do to fill your time, like reading, meditation, or doing some crafts. Once you’ve gotten used to taking 10 minutes, lengthen the time you’ve scheduled out. 

 

No Phones by the Bedside

Adequate sleep can elude you when you’ve got the temptation of being on your phone right by your bedside. Do yourself a favor and charge your phone away from your bedside, out of reach. This way, you’ll be able to get some sleep instead of scrolling through your social media accounts for hours on end before finally falling asleep due to sheer exhaustion. 

 

Do you have any tips for disconnecting? Share them with our Pembroke Pines, FL apartment community by leaving a comment!