Day 27: The Electronic Break:
Take a break today from all of your electronic devices, such as your cell phone, social media, online radio, and email, etc.
See which ones you can realistically take a 12 hour break from. You may decide not to check your email for 12 hours. During this time, you may notice a bit of anxiety in response to the absence of this method of communication. Just notice it. Notice that you don’t have to do anything in response. Distract and/or self-soothe until the feeling passes.
At the end of the 12 hours, see if you were able to follow through? With this exercise, we can notice and experience the urge to quit and not quit at all. Exercises like these can build our confidence around our willpower and ability to follow through.
Stop Sabotaging: A 31 Day DBT Challenge to Change Your Life
by Debbie Corso