Getting the most out of your Smartphone
- Published on Friday, 07 August 2020 14:46
- Last Updated on 07 August 2020
- Monica Costa
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Everybody has a smartphone, but does everybody make the most of it? These highly expensive gadgets are basically our entire lives; we use them not just to make calls, but for absolutely everything but! We carry them everywhere and use them for everything, even highly important things like banking and finance. Some people even give them to their children, who use them for gaming, social media and YouTube, mainly. Older people scoff at how much we use them, telling us we’re addicted, and indeed, they could be right about that. One thing that smartphones give us except Candy Crush and Instagram is organisational tools.
Okay, so you use the Calendar app. This is just the tip of the iceberg! There’s so much more to using your phone for your scheduling, health, and fitness. Here are just a few of the ways you can get the most out of your smartphone.
Scheduling and Organisation
Did you know that you can have your physical mail scanned and sorted for you, then straight to the phone, instead of doing it yourself? Well, now you know. Using services like PhysicalAddress.com, you will never have to slip on an envelope lying by your front door ever again. You can sort your mail on the bus, at work, or in a restaurant!
Similarly, you can use neo-banking apps such as MonZo to budget your spending and send money to others. These are some of the easiest ways to keep track of your money and help yourself become more responsible and timely!
Fitness and Health
Of course, it’s not good to be obsessive about food and fitness. Food is there to be enjoyed and celebrated, and fitness is meant to be fun, not horrible. As long as we keep our relationship with food and exercise healthy and positive, using our smartphones to help us keep track is awesome.
Firstly, there are incredible apps which contain fabulous, healthy recipes for everyone to enjoy. Some of the best ones include Deliciously Ella and Mob Kitchen. Similarly, apps such as My Fitness Pal help you log your workouts and improve your strength and endurance. Plus, you can use the Health app that comes with every iPhone to count your steps and help track your health – even your menstrual cycle. It’s an awesome tool which can be useful for absolutely anyone.
Podcasts and Audiobooks
If you haven’t yet caught onto this amazing trend, start today! Podcasts are fabulous, informative and educational, and are over a million of them on streaming platforms. Audiobooks are also a lovely way to keep up with your reading even if you don’t have time to sit down and read; you can consume literature at the gym, the mall, or in the car, totally safely. You take your phone everywhere anyway, so why not make the most of it?
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums