Tool Phone

Yesterday was the first day that I put my phone in tool mode. Effectively everything that is a stream (including has been deleted. Reeder? Gone. Safari? Gone (ok hidden but nowhere to be seen). Email? Gone. Notifications? Gone.

The upside is that I now pick up my phone 50 times less on average and 1 hour less.

So what do I use my phone for now? As it turns out, a fair amount.

  1. Podcasts
  2. Mifit tracking
  3. Camera
  4. Calculator
  5. Scanner
  6. Timezone clock
  7. Kindle
  8. Music
  9. Text messaging

Now I go to my apps and it’s with purpose. I’m not going in for the sake of going in. Doing so means I’m more available in the moment. When I check my emails, I go in, have a look and then move onto something else. It was a pretty scary feeling at first, but now that I’ve done this, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long.