2022 is here, and it is time to create better mobile phone habits. The New Year brings resolutions that many of us will break come March. But one thing I think we should all agree on is leaving phone habits that we accumulated over this past year behind. Phone habits can be hard to break, but that’s why the New Year is a perfect start to creating a better relationship with that device in your hand, and we’ve got the tips to help you do it:
Using your phone as a distraction
Honestly, this one is probably a stiff habit to break! It’s just so easy to pick up that phone and go on social media and find yourself lost in an endless amount of (sometimes meaningless) content. While it can be a fun time, it can distract you from other work you might need to get done. That’s why there are apps that help you to focus, so instead of looking through Instagram, you can finish that one project you’ve been putting off for hours. Apps like Forest: Stay Focused, Focus Keeper: Time Management and Noisli can help you get your work done by blocking distracting apps, creating to-do lists to keep you organized, and much more. So you can get back to scrolling through social channels, video calling your BFF, and catching up on your threads faster without the extra stress.
Not updating your voicemail
The second habit you want to change would be updating your voicemail. This one is an afterthought at times when planning to go on a trip or taking the week off, but an important habit to make, especially for those that have a small business and need to keep their clients up-to-date at all times. Luckily, with CrowdVoice, it’s an easy — and free — process, which you can find out more about here.
Charging too close
Lastly, keep some distance when charging your phone. This one is a helpful habit to build. It will allow you to fall asleep quicker and will allow you to wake up without too much stimulation. When this happens, it can cause a lot of stress for your mind to go from 0 – 100. Instead of charging your phone next to you or on the bed, charge it in the kitchen or the living room. You can use an alarm clock instead, and even better, upgrade to one with a sunlight wake-up mode. The HomeLabs sunrise alarm clock, for example, is a much more natural way to wake up, instead of that bright blue screen in your face. Other alarm clocks can also help you fall asleep, some with white noise settings that can help you forget about your phone in the other room, such as a modern design LED mirror digital alarm clock,
These are just a few simple habits that you can leave behind in 2021, but they’re habits that can drastically change the way you use your phone. What other habits are you looking to leave behind in 2021? Comment below to let us know.