How to stay away from your smartphone with Forest

Android is the best thing to happen to us, but do you ever have the feeling that you don’t actually own your Android device, but on the contrary, the device is the one that dictates your life? If you asked me whether I’m addicted to my smartphone, I can tell you for sure that I don’t overuse it. At least not now, but there was a time when things turned into some sort of an addiction.

I and my phone were best buddies because we did everything together. I have it with me in my bedroom while I was sleeping, it was right on the kitchen counter when I was supposed to cook or eat, it was there to help me navigate, relax and communicate. However, I find myself checking my email and Twitter feed all day long, pretending that I need the phone all the time, acting like I was building relationships when I was alone. My time was not always spent in a meaningful way and I know that I am not the only one in such a situation.

If you find yourself with the phone in your hand all the time, playing your favorite game, talking to someone, finding a new app lo learn and another one to sleep better and so on, then you are in deep problems. Whether it is about video games, Facebook, or text messaging, calling someone or finding the score of your favorite team, I am sure that you will find an excuse for everything!

What’s your plan of action to ensure that your phone isn’t dictating your life? Are you willing to try on a different app that might help you with this issue?

Forest is an app that helps you stay away from your Android smartphone and stay focused on your work and real people around you. The app lets you build a virtual forest in your smartphone by doing ‘Nothing’. Whenever you want to concentrate on work, plant a seed in the forest and don’t touch the phone for 30 minutes.

In this period, the seed will gradually grow into a big tree but if you break your concentration and use your phone, the little tree will stay the same or wither away. If you don’t have the power to say no, if you cannot resist the temptation and leave this Forest app to check Facebook or to play a game, to take a new photo or to check the weather for the next days and so on, your little cute tree will wither away.

Every day, you will own a forest filled with trees or with a few some withered twigs that are the best proof of your smartphone addiction.

The results can show that you have been working hard or the opposite, so let the challenge begin! Do not hesitate to take Forest by accessing this direct link. And don’t forget that you can also share your forest with friends and track your history in a simple way.

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