Zen Mode

I’ve found it difficult to ‘switch-off’ over the last year or so of compulsory lockdowns. I’m spending almost all day on my phone or laptop and I don’t think it’s the healthiest way to live.

Our responses to notifications have become Pavlovian. (Even as I wrote this blog post, I heard a ping and went to check my phone!)

One good feature on my OnePlus phone is the Zen Mode feature. I can switch it on for a set time and it stops me from using my phone apart from emergency calls. This has been a really good way for me to create time and space away from my devices; time that can be spent reading, going out for walks or runs, time drawing or writing.

How do you create time and space for Zen Mode in your life?

How much screen time do you spend on devices every day?