5 Reasons to Leave Your Phone at Home


In our tech-obsessed era, you might think that there’s no reason for you to go out without your phone. Grabbing our phone before heading out the door has become as automatic to us as grabbing our keys and wallet. However, there are several reasons why we should not always have our mobile phones with us. Here are some of them.


  1. Get to Interact with People More

One of the reasons why it’s better to leave your phone at home every once in a while is that it’s good for your manners. When you’re out with friends, colleagues, or even with your significant other, not having your phone with you urges you to interact with them with your complete attention, instead of constantly checking your mail or scrolling through social media.

  1. Heightened Senses

When we’re in a restaurant or in an event, we tend to take pictures of it so we can show them off to our social media friends. However, because we’re so busy taking remarkable photos and are always on the guard for more photo opportunities, we easily take for granted the current situation. While your photos may all be Like-worthy, can your friends and followers help you savour the crispiness of your garden salad or feel inspired by the immaculate view of the Singapore skyline? You won’t fully experience all these wonderful things unless you give your full attention to it.

  1. Curb Addiction

People today seem unable to get through the day without their phone, and can’t resist checking it even though no one’s texting or calling them. This is a kind of addiction. If you see yourself doing the same thing, it’s time to cut back on your tech dependency. Phones are, unarguably, useful tools but not absolute essential. Let the gadget work for you, not the other way around.


  1. Avoid Work

One bad side about phones is that they make us easily available for work 24/7. If your boss thinks that you should be within reach when you’re not at work, do not let him disturb your leisure time. When you go out on weekend, leave your phone at home. They can always leave you a message on your email or voice mail.

  1. Safety

If not all, most people of Singapore have smartphone today. And since smartphones are valuable belongings, they are quite attractive to thieves. If you go clubbing or just need to go somewhere else, leave your phone at home so you won’t have to bother keeping an eye on it.

Mobile phones can be incredibly useful, but we have just become too dependent on them. Have you imagined how we would be today if there are no cell phones? Do you think we would be better off if they had never been invented?


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