22/02 – Is Your Technology Keeping You Up?

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Man, has this been a long week!? I love vlogging every day but getting home, editing and uploading every night after work is kind of exhausting.. I do envy the full time vloggers with the luxury of editing the following morning but there is no way I am getting up that early, haha. Someone recently commented that my iron levels may be low because I complain a lot of being tired but it’s a combination of the daily vlogs and my addiction to social media that’s keeping me up at night. This week I’ve actually made a real effort to get more sleep and I feel so much better for it but usually by the time I should be hitting the hay my vlog has just gone live and the comments start buzzing through my phone under my pillow… I can’t just ignore them, right? I have to read them! On top of that, the days I upload beauty videos as well.. there’s no chance of rest! Technology definitely plays too big a role in my life and I’m considering a tech free evening once a week.. I’m considering it. I know it’s something that lots of people resolved to do in 2013 and i guess it’s better late than never. I know that Lee would appreciate a day where I don’t spend at least a couple of hours at the computer or playing on my iPad but it’s a tough habit to break! Have any of you tried this or better still, are you succeeding? Let me know because I think once Vloguary is over I might try it next month… on a trial basis you understand!!!

Miss BB

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  1. 23 February, 2013 / 10:32 am

    I am constantly on my phone, laptop, iPad, and when I try to take a break the lure of Twitter gossip draws me back in!

  2. 23 February, 2013 / 10:48 am

    I should really try that out too! I come back from school and eat and then im on laptop for about 4 hours doing homework and blogging and watching youtube videos! Tyring on the eyes!

    http://hevastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. 23 February, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    The truth is that it is extremely hard but one thing I try to do is put my phone on air plane mode the moment I lay in bed. I use an iphone so they dont have ‘notifications off’ mode like other phones do. It’s a pain because in case of an emergency calls can’t get in either. Something to look into. You can also try turning off the vibrate, go on silent, and put your phone face down on the bedside table vs under your pillow or anywhere your eyes might catch it lighting up. If quality of sleep is important and for some spending timr with loved ones important, then you need to set some boundaries for sure. I definitely still have my bad nights too. Good luck.

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