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Screen-Free Bedroom #5

Screen-Free Bedroom #5 - The Slow Home Experiment

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!

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You may have heard that we recently hit 1 million downloads of The Slow Home Podcast! Not only does that fact blow my mind, it’s also thanks to your lovely self and the community of people who listen to the show every week, send in your questions and offer your feedback. I’m so grateful you’re here and part of this, and for anyone who has supported the show in any way over the past year – thank you so much.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small monthly donation (as little as $1 a month) and know that any amount makes a huge difference to us being able to cover costs.

Most important of all, thanks for being here!

Screen-Free Bedroom #4 – The Slow Home Experiment

Screen-Free Bedroom #4 - The Slow Home Experiment

We’re rolling in to week four of this month’s screen-free bedroom experiment and rather than continue to tell everyone just how amazing and life-changing it is (which it is) Ben and I talk more about why it’s making such an impact on our home.

This week I discovered that ‘blue light’ is present in pretty much every modern light – not just our screens – and that researchers think it’s not just our devices impacting sleep, but all household lights. On a new episode of Low Tox Life, Alexx Stuart explores sleep hacking and how one man lived without artificial light for 6 weeks, and the results have me almost convinced I need to buy a pair of blue blocking glasses (I didn’t even realise they were a thing!) and remove the lightbulb from our fridge…

There are a whole range of solutions to start minimising our light exposure at night, but this month is really just about removing the tech from our bedrooms, and that in itself is having such a massive impact. Like we mentioned in last week’s episode, more conversations, more peace and more presence, and I haven’t missed the tech once.

We also talk about the upcoming September experiment and what you can do to get involved, as well as a free program Cybele and I are running next month.

I honestly cannot recommend this experiment enough, and would love it if you shared your own experience with going screen-free. Feel free to play along, and tag your social media posts with #slowhomeexperiment.

*Also, I read a recent one-star review of our show (it’s OK – not everyone thinks we’re awesome) that complained about the inside jokes Ben and I share on the show. Sorry to say, this episode has plenty, so enjoy! 

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Show Notes:

Keep Listening:

Support the Show:

You may have heard that we recently hit 1 million downloads of The Slow Home Podcast! Not only does that fact blow my mind, it’s also thanks to your lovely self and the community of people who listen to the show every week, send in your questions and offer your feedback. I’m so grateful you’re here and part of this, and for anyone who has supported the show in any way over the past year – thank you so much.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small monthly donation (as little as $1 a month) and know that any amount makes a huge difference to us being able to cover costs.

Most important of all, thanks for being here!

Screen-Free Bedroom #3

Screen-Free Bedroom #3 - The Slow Home Experiment

Ben and I were talking over the weekend about this year, and how it’s already been a big one for us (and it’s only August!) While a lot of that has to do with some significant changes in our work, a big part of it is also related to how we’re choosing to live. And a big part of that has been our monthly Slow Home Experiments.

For me, the sugar experiment, and the daily yoga and daily meditation experiments have been really transformative, but in terms of sheer impact this month’s screen-free bedroom is massive. In this poggie we talk some more about the experiment and its challenges, as well as the surprising impact it’s having on other areas of our lives.

Of course, it really does make sense that the effect of a screen-free bedroom would be so wide-ranging, because quality sleep improves pretty much everything. But I find myself surprised at the knock-on effect of higher productivity, better mornings, more and better conversations and way more energy. All from one small change that any of us can make!

We also talk about why going screen-free in the bedroom is a great place to start if you or a loved one is keen to slow down but unsure where to begin, and we offer up some suggestions for those who live in a small space or who need to access their phones overnight.

I honestly cannot recommend this experiment enough, and would love it if you shared your own experience with going screen-free. Feel free to play along, and tag your social media posts with #slowhomeexperiment.

Enjoy!

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Head over to iTunes to subscribe to the show and play the episode.

Or you can listen to the show directly, simply by hitting the Play button above. Enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Keep Listening:

Support the Show:

You may have heard that we recently hit 1 million downloads of The Slow Home Podcast! Not only does that fact blow my mind, it’s also thanks to your lovely self and the community of people who listen to the show every week, send in your questions and offer your feedback. I’m so grateful you’re here and part of this, and for anyone who has supported the show in any way over the past year – thank you so much.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small monthly donation (as little as $1 a month) and know that any amount makes a huge difference to us being able to cover costs.

Most important of all, thanks for being here!

Screen-Free Bedroom #2 – The Slow Home Experiment

Screen-Free Bedroom #2

We’re in to the second week of our screen-free bedroom experiment and honestly – it’s a delight. As I mentioned in last week’s episode we’d done some backsliding in allowing our phones in to the bedroom and this past week has been such a great reminder of how much we gain when we lose the tech.

I’m feeling far more relaxed in the morning and find myself slipping back in to my preferred morning rhythm much more easily, while Ben loves the fact that he’s reading more.

One of the interesting things I’ve noticed has been “the twitch” that Anthony Ongaro spoke about back in Episode 54 of the poggie.  It’s really amazing to see just how often I go to reach for my phone and it’s only that it’s not there that I even realise I’m doing it.

We also talk a little more about last week’s launch of the Jackrabbit.FM app, where you can find it and why we’re so excited about it.

It’s going to be a great week!

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Head over to iTunes to subscribe to the show and play the episode.


Or you can listen to the show directly, simply by hitting the Play button above. Enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Keep Listening:

Support the Show:

You may have heard that we recently hit 1 million downloads of The Slow Home Podcast! Not only does that fact blow my mind, it’s also thanks to your lovely self and the community of people who listen to the show every week, send in your questions and offer your feedback. I’m so grateful you’re here and part of this, and for anyone who has supported the show in any way over the past year – thank you so much.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small monthly donation (as little as $1 a month) and know that any amount makes a huge difference to us being able to cover costs.

Most important of all, thanks for being here!

 

Screen-Free Bedroom #1 – The Slow Home Experiment

Screen-Free Bedroom #1 - The Slow Home Experiment

A new month means a new Slow Home Experiment, and in August Ben and I are going screen-free in the bedroom.

Honestly, this sounds like something we should already have had on lockdown, but as we discuss in today’s episode there’s been a bit of backsliding in recent months and the mobile phones have slowly snuck back in to the bedroom.

There’s no doubt in my mind that having a screen in the bedroom has impacted both my sleep and my morning rhythm negatively, which begs the question why I haven’t made the shift earlier. But as we talk about in this episode, the power of habit is a mighty thing to turn around.

Ben is feeling quite nervous about this one (which is a nice change!) while I’m feeling optimistic about the challenge as well as the impact its going to have on my daily rhythms.

There’s a very low barrier to entry to this month’s experiment so please feel free to play along with us, and tag your social media posts with #slowhomeexperiment.

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Head over to iTunes to subscribe to the show and play the episode.

Or you can listen to the show directly, simply by hitting the Play button above. Enjoy!

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Keep Listening:

Support the Show:

You may have heard that we recently hit 1 million downloads of The Slow Home Podcast! Not only does that fact blow my mind, it’s also thanks to your lovely self and the community of people who listen to the show every week, send in your questions and offer your feedback. I’m so grateful you’re here and part of this, and for anyone who has supported the show in any way over the past year – thank you so much.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small monthly donation (as little as $1 a month) and know that any amount makes a huge difference to us being able to cover costs.

Most important of all, thanks for being here!