How I’m helping myself to stop using my phone before bed and early in the morning

I’ve picked up some bad habits in this uncertain period including using my phone right before bed and first thing in the morning. My sleep pattern has suffered really badly and sometimes even at 3am I’m awake and then shattered with fatigue throughout the day. This has a negative effect on my mood and those around me so I’m doing my best to break it.

This is where screen time on iOS comes in handy, I worked out what I wanted to improve about my routine and added downtime to my iPhone so that it was a reminder to not use my phone. You can enable this in settings as follows.

I’ve also removed my RSS reader, Reddit and Tweetbot from my iOS devices so that I can only check using my Mac, which is rare these days. I’m purposely trying to disconnect and give myself a little bit of a breather.