5 Tips for Clearing Your Mind and Your Phone

As someone who loves to share on social media but also loves their own inner peace, I’m constantly feeling caught in the middle of this struggle between being on my phone enough to share consistently, and limiting my time consuming other peoples content.

It’s a tricky balance.

And I’m still trying to figure out what makes me feel best. But here I’ll share my best tips for keeping a peaceful mind in the world of content consumption addictions.

Tip #1: DO NOT DISTURB

I’m someone who always has their phone on silent and do not disturb is always on. I don’t like to be bothered by noise from my phone.

By utilizing the do not disturb feature, I get to choose which notifications come through to me, and when I check my phone for messages. My phone does not run me, I run it.

Tip #2: Turn Notifications Off

Did you know that you don’t have to have your notifications on for all your apps all the time? I know crazy right..

I highly encourage you to turn notifications off for things like instagram, TikTok, Facebook (whoever the fuck still uses that), emails, twitter, whatever it is that you see on your phone constantly that you don’t actually need a notification for.

This is seriously a game changer. Instagram is the biggest one for me that makes the most difference. Since I share so much on there, I always have people replying to random shit. I don’t need notifications for that.

Now I know it’s common to only have contacts for people on instagram, but if you actually need to get their message give them you’re fucking number it’s not hard.

Tip #3: Consume Less Messy Shit

Definition of messy shit: content that has no value or does not add anything to your life, media or news, drama, gossip, hateful shit. Basically anything that can clog your mind leaving you feeling weighed down. Pay attention to what this is for you.

Being on this trip in Costa Rica has really given me a new perspective as to what it feels like to be at peace and have a quiet mind.

Something that messes with my inner peace and mental clarity is consuming messy content online.

So I’m trying to consume less on social media (TikTok and instagram are my most used) unless I’m searching for something specific. There’s a lot of cool educational stuff online, you just have to be intentional about it.

Tip #4: Consume More Good Shit

Lately I’ve been getting really intentional about consuming content that adds joy to my life or educates my mind such as audio books, articles about things I’m interested in, and learning a new language.

Podcasts, YouTube videos about your interests, and good ol fashioned books are also a great option.

Choosing a Duolingo lesson over a half an hour long scroll through instagram is not only limiting the influx of noise you’d consume on the gram but also adding something to your life and your mind.

Tip #5: Leave The Phone Alone

I know, scary. Turn it off, leave it at home, in your purse, whatever. Get away from it completely for a little while even if it’s just a couple hours.

You’d be surprised how present you can be when you’re not distracted by your phone and all the noise that comes along with it.

I did this the other day. Well i didn’t leave it at home cause I am travelling alone and might need it but I definitely airplane moded that bitch for the whole day and it was fucking awesome. Give it a go.

Now, I’m definitely not saying you should never scroll instagram or TikTok and always be learning new languages and reading books…relax I’m not THAT much of a nerd.

BUT, I am saying we should be way more intentional about how we interact with our phones and with social media.

It really makes a huge difference in my mental clarity, feelings of peace and happiness throughout the day when I clear away the unnecessary stuff.

Give it a try. Let me know how it goes.

Sending love to you, thanks for reading ❤️

As the Costa Ricans say-

Pura Vida (pure life, blessed life, namaste sort of thing)

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Eckhart Tolle by day, Megan Thee Stallion by night. IG @bailey.rising

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Bailey Frey

Bailey Frey

Eckhart Tolle by day, Megan Thee Stallion by night. IG @bailey.rising

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