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5 Reasons To Kick Your Phone Out Of Bed

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Smart phones have become our sole source of communication, our daily weather updates, the way we unwind with games, and even our cuddle buddies at night. I know many of you can’t think of another way but to have your phone next to your head at night.  However, this is something I’ve never done and refuse to do.  I have to set boundaries or else I’d go insane…checking and rechecking emails, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Since getting a Blackberry for work about seven years ago, I’ve always kept all of my phones in the living room, nice and far out of reach. Being connected 24/7 is not only a distraction but it’s also not good for your health.  Sleeping is supposed to be peaceful and sacred.  Just ask Arianna Huffington — she worships sleep and thinks you should “Sleep Your Way to the Top” — and you should too! 🙂

So here is a list of why you should dump your phone and snuggle your pillow (or your honey) instead!

1. Lights. When my Blackberry blinks red, my eyes open right up. This isn’t just your inner-email intuition, as I once believed.  Artificial lights will disrupt your body’s natural rhythm and acts as a stimulate that will keep you awake longer.  The sense of urgency would cause me to pop out of bed and deal with whatever issue is at hand, right then.  No good for sleep or my nerves.  (more here)

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Use The Sun To Charge Your Phone

charger 1 I have been known to manage aspects of my personal life, professional life, and even this blog from my cell phone. It is true that the more our phones are capable of, the more we use them. And the more often we use them, the faster the battery drains. However, the flip side to that is: if you’re dependent on your phone, it’s even more important to keep a charge. There are loads of different solar batteries that you could (for example, you could use something like this deep cycle solar battery), however, you just have to find the right one for you.

This week, I’m putting an end to the 10% battery warning and featuring the Solar Window Charger from XD Design as my Fab Find of the week. This smart and versatile charger is so great, I even bought one as a gift! Because what good are fabulous things if you don’t share them?

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