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I keep using the first person so I thought I'd introduce myself. My relationship with my phone was out-of-balance so I created the Awake Mindfulness Clock. I thought others might need one too. The rest of the story is below.
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Let's get one thing straight: I'm not giving up my phone anytime soon.
I can't get through a day of normal living without it. I rely on it for essential activities.
Paying a parking meter. Buying a cup of coffee. Getting into a movie. Summoning a car service.
Utility alone ensures that I have my phone in my hand many times a day.
If I had a dumbphone it would be no big deal. It would be like relying on a key that unlocks a door (something smartphones also do).
But none of that takes into account what we primarily use our phones for, and why our relationships with our phones are anything but straightforward.
My phone was my alarm clock. Every morning it would sound and I would pick it up to turn it off.
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. I felt like my life was passing me by.
One day I opened my eyes after my 20 minute timer rang and found that my meditation app was trying to connect me with someone who had "finished meditating nearby."
Hmmm. 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 other notifications isn't what I'm going 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...).
I needed to do something about my phone use and I knew the tool that was required.
Actually, it did exist, but what should have been simple and inexpensive was complicated and cost over $100.
What was it? It was a revolutionary piece of technology called...an alarm clock.
If all I needed was an alarm clock, that would have been easy. But I needed an alarm clock with a timer for meditation.
So even though it cost way to much, I bought the $110 version.
Guess what? The grip my phone had on me was so tight that once I got this expensive clock, I left it in the box in another room.
For a month!
I didn't want to part with my phone use, I was addicted to scrolling through Twitter after I got into bed for the night. After catching up on my feed I would usually cycle through the other social media apps, probably check my email again (even though it was midnight) and then see what new tweets showed up during the time I was away.
Not everyone has this kind of usage. I was a single dude who worked from afternoon into the night. A married couple with kids might not have the luxury of time that I had (and was squandering). They have other urgencies from the moment they wake up.
Or a woman who works at 9am and wakes up at 6:30 won't be on her phone for an hour. She simply doesn't have time.
But I talked to enough people about this to discover that almost everyone had some version of it. And most of them weren't happy about it.
NOT-SO-FUN PHONE FACTS: Do any of these resonate with you?
I had bought $110 clock that I wasn't using. But as I learned more about the pitfalls of phone use, I thought it was time to take action. I finally took the clock out of the box and put it on my bedstand.
I plugged in my phone in another room, went to my bedroom and got into bed.
I read a book, something I intended to do every night when I went to bed, but I would always get sucked into my phone instead.
What was it like? Well......
My brain was twitchy. Things would come to me that I wanted my phone for. A text I wanted to send. Something I remembered I had been meaning to look up. A place I wanted to see the specific geographic location of.
I would physically turn my head and look at my bed table.
THAT'S CRAZY. My brain was twitching. It was looking for something it knew wasn't there.
As bizarre as that feeling was, the upside was phenomenal.
I read a whole book.
Every morning I woke up and meditated without my phone. It was amazing.
After meditation I would go to the kitchen, walking right past the room with my phone in it. I was enjoying my nightly phone hiatus so much that I found myself extending it through breakfast.
Then I would retrieve my phone and resume a connected, modern life. I have friends and obligations and things I want to do in the world. Communication is critical.
That's a vague statement. Here are some specifics:
It shouldn't have been hard to find an affordable non-internet-connected clock that could also serve as a meditation timer and that didn't have a jarring, annoying, stress-inducing beeping alert sound.
But it didn't exist.
My life felt so much better, I knew other people would want the same for themselves. In fact, three different people who I told about the mindfulness clock said, unprompted, "I want one."
A few people were underwhelmed by the idea. Which was fine! Obviously not everyone alive needs a break from their phone (though most people probably do :) ). But I knew there were more people out there who were ready for one ASAP.
So – after working closely with a manufacturer over the last six months – I have something ready to offer.
If you use this clock your life will get better. Guaranteed.
Offgrid Tools to Support a Mindful Life
A distraction-free alarm clock fosters your truly deep rest
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 full consciousness
Program timer intervals to facilitate yoga asana as well as meditation
Use as an offline pomodoro timer to keep your five minute break from extending through your next work session
Here are the straightforward combination of features that cannot be found in any other simple, easy-to-use table clock:
And that's the point. It's not a smartphone that can do everything. It's a clock that was designed specifically to perform these three functions:
The most important thing the Awake Mindfulness Clock was designed to do is:
That said, the Awake Mindfulness Clock can be used for a variety of mindful activities:
L.R. Laggy, Owner
Hello again. I've said the word guarantee or something similar a handful of times on this webpage. And I mean it. If you get the Awake Mindfulness Clock and for 30 days you use it – and by "use it" I mean you leave your phone in another room every night and meditate with it, I guarantee that your life will be better. There's simply no way that won't be the case.
If that's not your experience then I'll give you your money back. Get in touch with us at the email address or phone number below. Cheers!
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