While cell phones are an incredible advancement of modern technology and undeniably have introduced many advantages to the way we can interact and do business, using these devices day in and day out comes at a cost. For most, our phones are nothing short of an addiction and have hindered our ability to have true human interaction and to be productive. Even though these devices may be completely necessary in our day to day lives, there are many small behavioural changes we can make to ensure we can still come back to the present moment from time to time.
The article below introduces 7 great tips on how we can be more mindful when it comes to cell phone usage, and I’d like to add one more – leaving your cell phone in your locker while you’re at the gym. Working out is one of the best ways to get out of your head and into your body, and to leave all the stress of your day at the door. But when we bring our cell phones in, not only are we remaining in this state of distraction, but it’s likely we’re also decreasing the efficiency of our workout with longer rest periods.
So next time you’re at the gym, do yourself a favour and disconnect for the hour, and try incorporating some of these other tips in to your day to day routine!