IT’S OFFICIAL. Screen-free bedrooms are the greatest.
August’s Slow Home Experiment has been one of the simplest and most effective changes we’ve made all year, and in today’s episode Ben and I talk about the challenges and benefits of going screen-free in the bedroom. We also talk through some of the reasons people didn’t or couldn’t join in, as well as some possible solutions for the most common of those.
What we’ve noticed in our own home is a marked increase in sleep quality, but also more conversations, intimacy, reading, relaxation and productivity – most of which I never thought would be impacted by a screen-free bedroom.
For anyone still on the fence about trying it, I’d really encourage you to run your own experiment for a week or two and see how going screen-free impacts your life. There is really nothing to lose and it’s proven to be one of the easiest ways to create some slow in our days without needing to commit big time or energy.
And while the screen-free bedroom is here to stay, it’s time to turn our attention to September’s experiment. And honestly, it’s one I’m feeling quite nervous about.
Inspired by my recent conversation with Jono Fisher, we’ve decided to try and commit one random act of kindness every day throughout September. And while on the face of it, this seems like a simple task, I’m feeling pretty anxious. Something about being vulnerable and not wanting to ever offend someone with an offer of help has me feeling very apprehensive. Which almost certainly means it’s going to be incredibly worthwhile!
Ben and I talk about potential acts of kindness we could try, as well as some of the options that won’t cost money every day. We’d love to hear from you too – are you going to join us? What ideas do you have for your random acts? What budget-friendly options do you have in mind?
This is another experiment that anyone can join in on, so please feel free to play along, and tag your social media posts with #slowhomeexperiment.
In the meantime, have a cracking week! Enjoy!