I’m a holistic nutritionist – and here’s the ultra-simple lifestyle hack that will completely transform your life
A holistic nutritionist has revealed the ‘ultimate wellness hack’ that changed her life for the better – and the best part is, it’s free.
Rebecca Leigh Sejzer, 25, from Los Angeles, California, is the founder of the self-improvement platform Within You. She has nearly 190,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares health and wellness advice.
The content creator, who uses the handle @rebeccaaleighdedicated a video to the one thing she does that has changed her mornings for the better.
‘(There is) ohIt’s a simple tip I can give you that has helped me significantly with my anxiety, my focus (and) my days – because I start my days off in a different way,” she said. “It’s free and you can literally start it tomorrow morning.”
Rebecca Leigh Sejzer, 25, from Los Angeles, California, is a holistic nutritionist and founder of the self-improvement platform Within You
The content creator, who goes by @rebeccaaleigh, shared her “ultimate wellness hack” on TikTok, saying she puts her smartphone on airplane mode every night before bed
Rebecca explained that after she sets her alarm for the next day and is ready to go to sleep at night, she puts her smartphone on airplane mode.
“When you wake up in the morning, don’t turn your phone off airplane mode for the first 30 minutes of the day,” she advised. “Because it’s in airplane mode, you won’t be tempted to check your notifications.”
The wellness guru noted in the on-screen text that she likes to use this time to meditate, get outside and journal before starting her day.
“I’m not kidding guys. You will have a very different day than when you look at your phone first thing in the morning,” she emphasized. ‘It changed my life.’
Rebecca admitted in the caption that she doesn’t always follow her own advice, and she notices a difference when she checks her phone first thing in the morning.
“The ultimate wellness hack…I didn’t do it today and I can feel how much worse it makes me feel today,” she wrote in the caption.
The influencer’s video has been viewed more than 130,000 times and received dozens of comments.
Fans of the tip agreed that it’s one of the best things you can do all day for your mental health.
“When you wake up in the morning, don’t turn your phone off airplane mode for the first 30 minutes of the day,” she advised
Rebecca said she uses the time to meditate, get outside and journal before starting her day. She noted that the practice has helped her anxiety and focus
“You will have a very different day than when you look at your phone first thing in the morning,” she emphasized. ‘It changed my life’
“I’ve been doing this for the past few years and it has revolutionized my day and setting my intentions!” one person responded.
‘Yes!!! I love the time in airplane mode. I also do airplane mode work blocks during the week – highly recommended,” said another.
‘Truth. I do three hours in the evening and one in the morning,” someone else added.
Others admitted they were afraid to put their phones on airplane mode at night in case of an emergency.
“I would love to do this but I’m just (afraid) that one night there will be an emergency and I won’t receive the call,” one user explained.
“I’m too scared someone has an emergency for this,” someone else agreed.
Some commenters suggested putting their phones on “Do Not Disturb” mode and adjusting the settings to allow certain emergency contacts to get through.
According to a IDC research report80 percent of smartphone users check their phones within 15 minutes of waking up, but the seemingly harmless habit is linked to stress.
Emily McDonald, a neuroscientist and mindset coach from Arizona, also shared on TikTok that she doesn’t check her phone first thing in the morning.
‘Every time you wake up in the morning, your brain waves switch from theta to alpha. This means your subconscious is in a more programmable state,” she explained. “The content you consume during this time will have a greater impact on your mindset.”
McDonald noted that using cell phones in the morning also “confuses our dopamine” and causes us to “keep checking our phones” for moments of pleasure throughout the day.