Try This When It's Time for a Tech Time-Out #LiveOSOM

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Do you have a "No Phone Zone" in your home? Anyone that comes into our home to visit knows that our kitchen is a phone-free zone. It always has been and it always will be that way. We come into the kitchen to eat, to talk, to clean and to replenish ourselves both physically and mentally. Tech Time-Out allowances have been made for the occasional iPod to create a little ambiance and inspiration for after-dinner chores, we have had to utilize the resources of Pinterest and even YouTube to whip up a meal or two, yet only with a solemn technology oath to be used for intended purposes only.

Thank you to the OSOMBOX Team for sponsoring this review by providing product and informational content.

OSOM is the trendy, cool abbreviation for Out of Sight, Out of Mind. The OSOMBOX™ is a sleek, stylish, non-tech solution to smartphone and technology overuse. Designed as a discreet box providing both a visual and physical barrier to the use of smartphones or other tech devices. With a sturdy exterior of  gray vegan leatherette finish and interior padding surrounding the inside of the box for protective safety and sound insulation, devices may be charges while stored inside of the box. Freely use your lightweight, portable OSOMBOX at home, in the car, in restaurants or as you are traveling.  Eliminating the temptation and distraction of technology, reminds us to engage and appreciate the people and moments happening in the moment.


In this informative and eye-opening excerpt from an article by Kirsten Brown shares, 10 Things That Will Happen When You Put Down Your Phone

Here’s what could happen if you put down your phone:
1- You could spend an extra 45 minutes enjoying your kids giving them undivided attention.

2- You could read a lot of books on subjects to boost your happiness, health, career, relationship and fun-time.

3- You could take a class to amp up a skill to get you closer to a career goal.

4- You could learn a new language and get pretty fluent in 45 minutes a day.

5- You could do your favorite hobby for 45 minutes every day.

6- You could get really, really toned and ripped working out for 45 minutes every single day.

7- You could meditate every day which is proven to drastically reduce stress and anxiety.

8- You can have a daily date (or have sex) with your significant other to keep your relationship alive and prioritized.

9- You could write in a gratitude journal every day which has been shown to boost happiness.

10- You could get an extra 45 minutes of sleep every night! (Now that is my dream come true!)


"Our mission is to help you increase your self-control and awareness while using your phone – because life isn’t happening on a screen, it’s happening right in front of you."



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Denise Murray Wong

Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.