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Your phone is your best friend, trust me

Y’all,

I recently upgraded my S7 and got myself an iPhone X and I couldn’t be more in love with it. I’ve always been a fan of the Galaxy line and I still am but there is just so much you can do with the iPhone that you can’t with anything else; Facetime can be a lifesaver at times…

This post isn’t about The iPhone though, it’s about how you can make the most out of your phone. Phones aren’t just for calls anymore, nor are they just for sending texts… I know the appeal to texts is real; I send upwards of 2000 a month.

PDAs are a thing of the past!

Planners are a life saver, y’all, believe me. I have a planner, a calendar, a monthly important dates list, and my calendar app all updated monthly; My bills wouldn’t get paid without them. Once I go back to school it’ll be even more essential, deadlines can be killer. A word of advice: color code everything. I’m planning a more in depth post about organization and planning so be on the look out for that!

The one thing your teachers said you’d never have…

Younger readers may not have this but I remember teachers always telling me that I wouldn’t always have a calculator with me. While the idea still holds true that it’s beneficial to know basic arithmetic and I always try to do math in my head if I’m able to but you’ll always have your phone on you so you always have a calculator on you… I can’t begin to count how many times my phone’s calculator has saved my hide when I needed to figure something out mathematically; math has never been my strong suit.

Have some time to kill?

There’s always something you can do on your phone.

Social media is a huge perk to you smart phone… You can contact anyone in your life, or even some not in your life, at any time assuming they’ll answer. The days of losing contact with people due to lack of ability to speak are no more. Now you know who’s really there for you as there isn’t an excuse to lose touch.

Video streaming and music streaming sites are my favorites; personally, I use Spotify and YouTube. I listen to music all the time, specifically when I’m driving or cleaning. As far as videos, I never watch TV, my favorite thing to do after a long day at work is to curl up in my chair and watch videos. Plus, it’s so much cooler to watch every day people as opposed to scripted actors.


There are so many more reasons, though, this post could go on to list thousands of reasons you can use your phone is beneficial for your life, however phones can be a bad thing… In todays age of technology it is so easy to get disconnected from life and connected to the internet. It’s always a great thing to take some time and explore or just turn the phone off for a bit and maybe read a book.

Thanks for reading & I hope you have a productive day! 🙂

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