Apr 11, 2018

Being connected 24/7 is exhausting albeit undeniably convenient. There are times notification alert tones make us anxious; the instantaneous nature of messaging now can also feel overwhelming. It’s tiring physically, too, as perpetual phone use might be giving us “text necks.” And so the need to disconnect, at least for a while, follows.

Fortunately, there’s a quick little trick that might ease the tension: color-coding your phone’s home screen.

Much like a color-coded library, a phone screen with apps arranged according to colors can be therapeutic and a delight on the eyes.

nolisoli anxiety anxious phone tricks
Photo courtesy of Quartz

There’s no study about this yet, but the sight of an organized phone screen can give us the illusion that we’re doing great with our busy lives. The process of arranging the apps based on pure aesthetics and personal indulgence can be a treat and be relaxing, too.

To execute this, you might want to ditch the folders. But if you’re not ready to commit to this way of digital life yet, take your time.

 

Featured image courtesy of Pixabay

Read more:

Binge on these anti-anxiety snacks
How to beat anxiety when you don’t have time to meditate
Your constant phone use might be causing you “text neck”

Read more by Yazhmin Malajito:

You’re sabotaging yourself by procrastinating
Stand up and report animal cruelty with these steps
Filipino expert rebuts warnings against coconut oil, saturated fats

TAGS: anxiety health and wellness iPhone mental health nolisoliph Silicon Valley smartphones