Don't you just feel that "minor" guilt everytime you consciously spend so much time on your phone? With all the news telling you how it'll be a disadvantage to you and how this is going to affect your health negatively to the point of even passing it onto your future children, you still just can't seem to get off of it!
A 2016 study from Common Sense Media even pointed out that 50% of teens go as far as to say they "feel addicted" to their mobile devices. And I understand where the sentiment is coming from —I guess even just a person in every generation understands too. Thing is, we are aware that we spend too much time on our phones, we fkcing know it. But we just can't find a way to stop it.
I mean it's not that we don't want to, right? But with these precious smartphones making our lives easier and letting us stay connected with all the people, how can we spend a significantly lesser time to it?
Well, I hope this new app could be of help. (Yes, I said that right, APP.)
While it might seem odd and counterintuitive, the Forest app is designed to help you curtail that toxicity and start new, better habits. Just set the amount of time you'd want to spend away from your device (Start small, okay? Little steps.) then "plant a tree" within the said app after. Stay off the allotted time and see your tree grow or break off and check your device and your tree will die.
You can even see the total of your successes and failures in one place so you'll know if you have been a good boy/girl and deserves a reward. Improve more and get access to different types of trees. Do really great and create a forest of your own!
Lastly, perhaps a little competition will do so compare your progress against not just your previous self but a worldwide set of users! Now here's a new and fun way of focusing and stopping procrastination. Who would've know smartphones could also be the answer!
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