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How to productively kill time with your phone
« on: April 18, 2016, 08:23:58 AM »
By Charmaine De Lazo ( | Updated April 13, 2016 - 10:39am

MANILA, Philippines – Can you honestly survive boredom without your smartphone? You can’t. Just think about that time when you had to wait too long in the line, sit for an hour for a boring lecture, survive a dull date night, and bear the long commute going home.

Often, games, music and videos keep you entertained and sane—thanks to technology! But did you know that you can also stay productive as you use your phone to kill time?

Here’s a trick: If you’re most likely going to have idle time in any given day, prepare a list of to-do’s that contains tasks which you can accomplish specifically on your phone. You can get rid of boredom—productively—this way. Here are a few things you can put in that list:

Feed the brain.

Have you tried reading books on your phone? With e-books and readers like Kindle, you can always bring a book with you and read it anytime and anywhere. There are a lot of free books you can download, so take advantage of these now so you can give your brain a little work on your waiting times.

Boost creativity.

There are a lot of apps that you can download to stimulate your creativity. For example, you can experiment on your photo editing skills on VSCO or Photoshop Touch. There are also coloring books and doodle apps. Puzzle games also boost creativity. A lot of creative ideas are also shared on Pinterest.

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Re: How to productively kill time with your phone
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 08:26:59 AM »
Find easy, unique recipes.

Need to plan your meals for the week? Use your idle time to find unique recipes on YouTube, Facebook or blogs. This is perfect especially when you’re trying to learn to cook or you just have that knack for cooking or baking.

Plan the barkada trip.

Don’t seem to have the time to sit down and book a flight or create an itinerary for your next trip? Use your idle time wisely by making your smartphone your travel assistant. Find great travel deals, make a hotel reservation, search for top destinations, make some calls, and accomplish other things to make that trip happen.

Free up some space on the phone.

The best time to get rid of old content in your phone is when you have nothing else to do. Delete unnecessary photos, messages, files, videos, music and apps to free up some space. This speeds up your phone and makes room for new and possibly more important content in the future.

When you think about it, you can do better than playing games, watching videos and listening to music on your smartphone when you have to pass time. You can always choose to be productive instead.

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