Being digitally connected and having technological devices which revolve around our daily lives is now the norm. However, due to the introduction of technology and our everlasting addiction to our devices, it is useful to understand how we can use technology in a way which can benefit us both mentally and physically.
Try these three ways to use your gadgets productively.
- Keep your home screen clutter-free
Take some time looking through your phone and reorganising the apps on there. Arrange applications into folders and categories and perhaps remove unused or unwanted apps on your device. Decluttering can help you focus better and help you use only the essential applications that you use frequently. Uninstalling apps can clear up the storage space on your phone too – so a win-win situation!
- Download a distraction-free app
Apps such as Forest and Freedom are available to download to enable you to manage your time effectively. Most often than not, when we are working on a particularly important project or assignment, distractions such as consistent notifications from emails or social media apps can divert our attention causing us to procrastinate.
Using an app that blocks all the intrusive messages and applications you are prone to frequently checking, will encourage you to use your time productively. So with a bit of help, you’ll get that project done in no time whilst also being able to use your phone leisurely afterwards.
- Listen to a podcast
Podcasts cover a variety of different genres. From breaking news to comedy shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Just spending 10 minutes listening to a daily briefing of a news report or hearing the next chapter of an amazing book can help you gather the most information at whatever time of day you’re tuning in at. There are plenty of apps and websites to choose from. Some of the most popular apps include CastBox, Pocket Cast, and Spotify, which are all available for Android and iOS users.