I passionately believe that we should only have what we need, and that applies to all areas of ours lives. We all have extensive to-do lists and often struggle to simply maintain the status quo, rather than free up our time. By using technology smartly, you can free up mental and digital space to make room for the things that really matter. Here are a few tips to make your day go a little smoother!
Back your iPhone up to the cloud
You don't want to lose those precious memories!! Can you imagine losing your children’s photo’s?? Don’t back up to your Mac though as takes up a HUGE amount of space.
‘One Touch’ Concept
When an email comes in, deal with it immediately or mark it as unread, so you know you need to deal with it later. Trying to remember what you need to do without having a system in place is exhausting and stressful, leading us to suddenly remembering things at weird times of day and night. And then who can fall back to sleep?
Do not use it as your alarm to wake up - studies show that you turn to the most important thing in your life when you wake up. Make it a human or an animal:).
Do use it as an alarm to GO to bed - there is a lovely feature in Clock called Bedtime. The alarm sounds are happy and a nice reminder to stop surfing/binge watching etc and get some sleep!
Turn down the blue light which fools your brain into thinking that its still daytime!. This interferes with your circadian rhythm and keeps you awake! And lets face it, we don’t need anything extra interfering with our precious sleep! Go to settings, Brightness and select Nightshift and your screen color is automatically adjusted and you won't notice. I promise!
Turn off email and social media alerts. Try deleting social media apps from your phone and see how much more time you have! You can always download them again if the withdrawal is too much. At the very least, bury them in a folder called ‘Time Wasting’ to reduce temptation!
Do not get sidetrack with the latest app if its of no use to you! Most people use between 6-10 apps each week, yet how many do you have on your phone? There are 24 per page on the iPhone 7. Do you know the fun part about deleting apps? You can always re-install them if you miss them! Are you ready to challenge yourself and see how many you can delete? Let me know if you re-install any of them!
Only babies have these and you are not a baby, so do not use your phone as a pacifier! Put it down as much as possible. The world does not stop turning and if people really want you, they will call. Or even better, call a friend you haven’t talked to in a while, and enjoy hearing their voice.