WHY I'M EMBRACING AIRPLANE MODE. I've been finding every excuse lately to turn my WiFi off and embrace airplane mode. Simply put, if there isn't a NEED, I'm going for it and totally disconnecting. Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes – burying their heads in their phones 80 times a day, according to new research. Let me just tell you that as a blogger and content creator (who is currently self-employed) I was checking my phone much more often! And if I wasn't on my phone, I was on my laptop hunched over working.
But did you know this addiction to technology could have some pretty unexpected side effects on brain function, sleep, fertility and overall health? A lot of our favorite gadgets expose us to EMFs. Low-frequency EMF radiation has lower frequencies than visible light and are non-ionizing radiation. Examples include EMFs from microwave ovens, computers, visible light, smart meters, WiFi, cell phones, Bluetooth, power lines, and smartwatches.
Great times to utilize AIRPLANE MODE:
•On a date
•When you're chatting with a girlfriend over coffee
•When you want to be productive
•During a massage or pedicure (just relax!)
•On a walk or hike (or just leave your phone at home!)
•After 9pm when you're sleeping (this is also a great time to turn your WiFi off!)
Beyond EMFs, Airplane mode allows you to totally shut out the outside world and the demands that it has for you as opposed to you choosing what you want to focus on. It shuts out that constant stream of notifications that slowly but surely destroy your ability to focus and or ability to truly connect with others. Airplane mode allows you to be truly present and focus on what's happening in the moment.
On this trip, I was totally disconnected from the outside world for four days. My phone was always on airplane mode except for the few times I used it to call my husband to tell him I was alive and having a blast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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