Smartphones can be our best friend and worst enemy at the same time.
They help us connect with loved ones, learn new things and can prevent potentially dangerous situations.
However, they can also be quite distracting and can prevent us from living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
With that being said, here are a few ways smartphones can be used to your advantage.
Sleep With Your Phone Off
Keeping your phone right next to your bed can be extremely distracting.
Even if it’s on silent, the light actually stimulates your brain to stay awake.
Not exactly what we want before bedtime.
So, you may be thinking to yourself “But, what about my alarm?”
Invest in an old-fashioned alarm clock. You’ll be surprised how much easier it will be to fall asleep without all the distractions and need to check social media.
Exercise & Activity
The app store has an endless supply of apps to choose from.
Some of them are great for our health, while others are great for entertainment.
There’s nothing wrong with playing games on your phone once in a while.
But some of these games can become addicting and decrease your daily activity.
Exactly you should make the switch to fitness apps. Some apps track your steps, remind you to work out, or even guide you through workouts.
Again, there are several to choose from, so it comes down to personal preference.
Did you know that putting full attention into our activities make us happier?
It isn’t exactly easy to fully concentrate when your phone’s constantly going off.
Take a minute to think about how many times a day you check your phone. It could be dozens!
Put your phone on airplane mode, turn off push notifications and enjoy the boost in productivity.