Healthy Habit Challenge

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May 13-19 Device-Free Zone (Track 5/7 days to earn points)

Technology often feels like a constant companion that we can’t live without. From the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed, we’re surrounded by screens, notifications and the constant need to stay connected. Devices emit blue light, which can disrupt the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, known as the circadian rhythm. Your bedroom should be a quiet space dedicated to rest and relaxation, not notifications and news feeds. 

Login to your wellness account on May 13 and join the Health Habit Challenge to unplug from distracting devices and rediscover restful sleep. Follow along each day and keep track during the challenge to remove devices from your bedroom and seeing how it affects your sleep. Earn points for each day you track!

Daily Challenge Schedule

Monday 5/13: Move your device chargers to the hallway or a bathroom outside of your bedroom.

Tuesday 5/14: Pick up an alarm clock so you don’t have to rely on your phone.  Start your day with a tech-free activity, like stretching or a gratitude practice.

Wednesday 5/15: Instead of watching TV in bed, create a soothing ambiance with dim lighting or aromatherapy to help you unwind.

Thursday 5/16: Swap your e-reader for a regular paper book (bonus if it’s from the library)!

Friday 5/17: Keep a notebook next to your bed. It’s perfect for writing passing thoughts you want to remember without putting those reminders into your phone.

Saturday 5/18: Consider letting frequent contacts know you won’t be responding to messages after a certain time.

Sunday 5/19: Create calming rituals in place of scrolling. Try drinking herbal tea, taking a warm bath or shower or doing light stretching before getting into bed.