Happy Mom Tip #1: Disconnect

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mom in san franciscoStart your week off right with a simple tip on how to be a Happier Mom! We’ve paired up with our friend Christine Carter,  to bring you 52 simple tips (one each Monday!) on bringing joy and happiness into your own Mommyhood.

Today’s Tip: Turn off your cell phone—really and truly, totally off—for several hours today.

Technology can be addictive, and it can change the core of who we are as people.  Researchers believe that when we are over-connected to technology (including our email, the Internet, and our cell phones) we can become more impatient, impulsive, forgetful—and even more self-centered. These qualities do not make us happier people or better parents.

Disconnecting from technology can help us reconnect with who we really are, what is truly important to us, and what really makes us happy.

Get more happiness tips by taking the Raising Happiness class or by reading Christine’s blog.

Also, check out our great Expert Q&A with Christine talking about how she finds her own happiness.