You’re not alone if you find yourself needing to “digitally detox” and come up with creative ways to ban digital devices from parts of your life. Caroline Tell, The New York Times, came up with a few ways to do it.
√ Play “phone stack” when eating out. Everyone places their phones in the middle of the table and whoever looks at their device before the check arrives picks up the tab.
√ Ditch your phone when you get home from work. Toss it in a container (empty can, fishbowl, etc.) in a central location as soon as you walk in the door and set limits on when you can use it.
√ Ban digital devices from the bedroom. No need for buzzing gizmos to keep you from a good night’s sleep.
√ Assign a digital curfew. Set a “no screens” household rule after a set time and stick to it.