How to Be Mindful With Your Phone

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Meditation for Real Life

How often do you impulsively reach for your phone? “It’s like a huge magnet draws your hand toward your pocket, as if spending 40 seconds with your own thoughts is impossible.” — Bill Duane, a Google executive who meditates.

If you are drawn to your phone, ask yourself:

Am I checking the phone for information I need?

To make a connection?

Out of boredom?

To escape the present moment?

If you don’t really need to check your phone, just leave it alone. Notice the urge to get online arise and eventually subside.