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Rediscover life before smartphones

The Meditation Timer + Alarm Clock (with a gentle chime) that's NOT connected to the internet

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life before smartphones

The Meditation Timer + Alarm Clock (with a gentle chime) that's NOT connected to the internet

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~ How to Reclaim Your Peace of Mind ~

1. Examine your habits

Is your smartphone use disrupting your sleep? Your meditation practice?

2. Order your Awake Timer

Keep your phone wayyyy far away from your meditation and sleep areas

3. Experience the Freedom

The freedom is real! You may not believe how good it feels

The Awake Meditation Clock

"More Peace in My Life"

The Awake Mindfulness Clock

Remember when we weren't all tethered to our smartphones?

The Awake Mindfulness Clock is the simple tool you've been waiting for to help you get your phone away from your meditation practice and out of your bedroom.

Your mindfulness clock was thoughtfully designed to remain easy-to-use while providing the right features to facilitate your disconnection from technology.

New Friends Weigh In

(real feedback from real people, unsolicited and unedited)


Linda 
Oakland CA

"Hi - just put the batteries (thanks for supplying them) in and am waiting for the 6 pm alarm I set to go off…..Your packaging is really appealing! I also really like the your digital mindfulness tips! And now the moment is arriving to hear the alarm.....WOW it is a great sound! I can't wait to use it as my travel alarm, and also a bedside table clock….”

P.S. I snoozed the alarm so I could hear it again. Really like that resonant gong sound!"



Steve 
West Tamworth, Australia

"It’s pretty old school and a little slow to get it set up after the subsonic speeds and glitter of the iphone 🙂

That said, wow, waking up without a phone.... having 30 thoughts and not acting on them because there was no phone.... honestly, the world looks different. Totally on board. Sound is great….feels like i’m on retreat every morning."



Sommerville 
Birmingham AL

"...i like the size, the style, and the reminder when I see it to put the phone away... for real, it holds a representation that extends beyond the times I actually use it."


~  fall in love with your nightly disconnect  ~

Do you use a smartphone to facilitate meditation?
Do you use a smartphone in bed?

  • So much for that post-meditation feeling of calm. Ever finish meditating and see an email or text notification? Right back to reactivity.
  • You're losing your attention span. Fun survival mechanism: humans are wired to be distracted. (What moved in that bush?!?) Apps that want your attention take advantage of this. As a result, the problem is exacerbated.
  • Too much social media makes you depressed. Studies prove it. But do you need a study to know it's true?
Smartphones in bed

Nighttime & early morning smartphone use undermines everything good you cultivate with your meditation practice


Why Establish Healthy Boundaries With Your Smartphone?

A few not-so-fun-phone facts:

  • Your phone is designed to addict you. You get dopamine hits while you interact with it. Unfortunately, constant low-grade dopamine hits lead to fatigue, not happiness. Have you ever left a session of Facebooking feeling a little stressed? Low-grade tension at the temples and/or base of your neck?
  • Dubious cycle: being connected induces FOMO, which produces the stress hormone cortisol. FOMO is temporarily relieved when you check your phone. Therefore, you're drawn to checking your phone more often.
  • Your smartphone emits blue light that messes with your circadian rhythms. Your sleep is impaired, which affects your judgement, mood, ability to learn, and ability to create.
  • Oxymoron alert: being on your phone keeps you in an intensely focused state of distraction.

If you're uncomfortable with your smartphone use,
I want to help you.


My name is L.R. and my phone was overly-integrated into my life.

I used it way too much and after much struggle I finally figured out a way to help myself:

I stopped bringing my phone into my bedroom at night.

I needed a tool to do it, and that's how we ended up here.


My problem showed up in two clear ways:

1. My phone was my alarm clock so it was in my hand every morning when I woke up.

My thumb would almost automatically press a social media button. A half-hour or more might pass and I would still be lying there.

Eventually I would get up to meditate, but a minor feeling of guilt crept into my consciousness. That guilty feeling accumulated day after day after day, month after month.

My life was passing me by.

Meditation Timer App

2. My meditation app became a social media app

One morning I opened my eyes after my 20 minutes and found that my meditation app was trying to connect me with someone who had "finished meditating nearby."

A new feature.

As much as I like to connect with like-minded people, I'm not trying to do so the second I come out of meditation. Seeing emails or texts or other notifications isn't what I'm looking for either.

Also, sometimes my foot falls asleep while sitting crosslegged. While I wait out the pins and needles...

...I happen to have my phone in my hand, fresh from closing my timer. Hello (again) Instagram, goodbye ten minutes (or twenty, or thirty...).

More not-so-fun-phone facts:

  • FOUR HOURS  Americans spend an average of four hours per day on their phones. YES: FOUR. HOURS.
  • As a human being you are designed to be distracted. It kept you alive long enough to evolve to this point. App designers consciously use this to keep you hooked on their apps.
  • Our attention spans are shortening. When's the last time you read a whole book? Or even a feature-length magazine piece?
  • Social media companies know more about you than you can imagine. And through you (via your smartphone), they know about your friends, even if your friends aren't on social media.
  • If you read on a device the constant links and options break up your attention span whether you click them or not. Each hyperlink requires a decision: Do I click? Do I not click? Do I click? Do I not click? Bzzt bzzt bzzt bzzt

More not-so-fun-phone facts:

  • Americans spend an average of four hours per day on their phones. YES: FOUR. HOURS.
  • You as a human being are designed to be distracted. It kept you alive long enough to evolve to this point. App designers consciously use this to keep you hooked on their apps.
  • Our attention spans are shortening. When's the last time you read a whole book? Or even a feature-length magazine piece?
  • If you read on a device, the constant links and options break up your attention span whether you click them or not. Each hyperlink requires a decision: Do I click? Do I not click? Do I click? Do I not click? Bzzt bzzt bzzt bzzt

"Why don't you just ​​​​put your phone on airplane mode?"

I tried that and it didn't work for me.

If my phone was within arm's reach, it would end up in my hand. And.....it's pretty easy to turn airplane mode off.

Using that tactic relied on willpower and the forces drawing me to my phone were stronger than my willpower. It's closer to addiction than choice, and part of the definition of addiction is doing something even when you don't want to do it.

For me, the key was to get my phone out of my bedroom. To do that, I knew I needed a very simple tool: a meditation timer/alarm clock.

Exactly one existed! But it cost over $100.

I bit the bullet and bought it.

I started using it. Every night I charged my phone in another room.

It's difficult to overstate how much better my life got.

I don't want to give up my phone: I appreciate and enjoy many of the functions it serves in my everyday life.

But when I started leaving it outside my bedroom every night –and
stopped using it as a meditation timer and alarm clock – my life got so much better.

How did I love not having my smartphone at night?
Let me count the ways

  • It simply felt so good not to have my phone near me
  • I began reading books again
  • My sleep was more restful
  • Phone-twitch went away quickly
  • Meditation felt better
  • My social media consumption plummeted
  • I became more present – I have my phone out less frequently during my normal day
  • Did I mention that it felt so good not to have my phone near me?

Empowered by the contentment that came from a new relationship with my phone, I guessed that others might seek the same presence and peace of mind that I found.

I spent the next year creating the timer I wanted to have on my bed stand every night and next to my meditation cushion every morning.

It's ready, and it's available!


Introducing...

The Awake Mindfulness Clock

The meditation timer + alarm clock
that's not  connected to the internet

The Awake Mindfulness Clock

Designed to help you...

be more connected to others
be more connected to spirit
be more present
be more free
just...be


Get your smartphone away from your meditation cushion,
out of your bedroom, and out of your mind

Some of the immediate benefits of using 
your Awake Mindfulness Clock

  • Post-meditation grace period  You won't be looking at your phone (and potential notifications) as soon as your eyes open
  • Sleep better  Charge your phone in another room overnight and you won't be using it as you attempt to doze off
  • Low-cortisol wake-up  A gentle chime rouses you from sleep without shocking your system into releasing stress hormones
  • Ease into your day, even if for just a few minutes  Your phone won't be in your hand when you wake up. Begin your day without immediately reacting...to emails...to texts...to posts........

Offgrid Tools to Support a Mindful Life

Timer intervals to facilitate yoga asana as well as meditation

A meditation timer that won't connect you with the outside world when you're going inward

Soothing chimes gently welcome you – not jolt you – back to consciousness

A distraction-free alarm clock fosters your truly deep rest

Use as an offline pomodoro timer (without your phone your five-minute break won't extend through your next work session)

Meditation timer infographic

More Thoughts from Enthusiastic Users


David Kadavy 
Love Your Work podcast

"You are what you interact with. The Awake Mindfulness clock keeps my smartphone out of the most important twenty minutes of my day."



Anita 
Boulder CO

"I love the chime on the clock, very soothing!"




​Jenna
Bedford NH

"Been meaning to tell you how much I'm loving my clock!"

Some of the unique features you won't find in any other timepiece

Meditation timer main photo
  • Meditation timer (with warm-up and interval functions)
  • Alarm clock
  • Gentle chime sound with two volumes
  • NOT connected to the internet
  • 12- and 24-hour time formats
  • Screen-off mode
  • Count-up mode (like a stopwatch)
  • Wide base for ease of setting down
  • High or Low chime volume
  • Five-second amber backlight

Features you may not have thought about — but we did

Officially it’s 5.5 x 2.75 x 1.25 inches (140 x 70 x 32 mm), but what that really means is that it's the...

Perfect size Your Awake Mindfulness Clock is the perfect size for your bed stand and for making travel less stressful

Amber backlight Your phone-free deep rest won’t be disrupted by constant light. Your Awake has a button-activated amber light that stays on for five seconds at a time

Wide base Unlike travel-sized alarm clocks with a fold-out stand, your Awake Mindfulness Clock has a sleek design but also sports a wide, easy-to-set-down base.

Screen-off mode When I used a phone app for meditation I found that if I put my phone facing down I wouldn’t be tempted to see how much time was remaining. We incorporated a feature to accomplish the same thing.

Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We're incredibly proud of what we've created and we offer a lifetime warranty on all our products. If you're ever not 100% satisfied with your Offgrid Mindfulness product get in touch with us and we'll take care of whatever the issue may be.

Frequently Asked Questions about
the Awake Mindfulness Clock

Oh cool! You developed an app for meditation!

Is the clock battery operated?

Are the batteries included?

Why does the timer count up after it’s done counting down?

Is there a volume control?

What does the chime sound like?

What’s the Warm-Up function for?

Can I set it to only count up (without first counting down)?

Fall in Love with Your Nightly Disconnect

Questions? Email or call us:
info@offgridmindfulness.com
303 479 3398

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