A mobile phone is supposedly useful when we are mobile, yet we are in lockdown, so at home, and mobility is mostly picking the kids from home, and grocery store travels.
Which is why I decided to change three settings on my phone with a great positive effect on my mental health:
- My phone turns itself off at 7 PM and back on at 7 AM. The only very urgent stuff I can act upon at night are related to my family and I’m away from them only during work and school time.
- I turned off all notifications. This allows to have some focus time which is very beneficial for productivity.
- I changed my WhatsApp text to “call me don’t chat me” as I would rather not lose the beautiful context that voice brings.