People are often wary about the influence our smartphones have on our lives. We store everything on them and, to be frank, we’d all be a little lost without them these days, whether it be getting around, quickly checking emails, or even doing our shopping.
But while people cast their doubts and despair slightly as to how reliant we are upon them, they are a vehicle for good too, particularly when it comes to helping us out. None more so than when it comes to work.
And there are a number of reasons for that. If you aren’t using your smartphone on your way into work in the morning (drivers excluded) then perhaps it is something you should consider. Not just for one reason, but for a plethora…
They can sharpen your brain
We can all feel a little bit groggy in the morning, and that can affect our focus when we do arrive in the office. Smartphones offer a number of different games and apps in which you can sharpen your mind, and it really comes down to your matter of taste.
There are many apps you can use to sharpen your mind, for an example a fact about bingo is that it helps to increase concentration and reaction times.
What this will do is then get your brain working so it’s at a better capacity for when you do arrive into work and you’re ready to hit the ground running.
You can switch off
Of course, if you are playing a fun game like bingo, it can also quell any anxieties you might have ahead of your day at work, distracting your mind as well as sharpening it ready ahead of a big day of meetings.
Bingo is a good game for this, as games are relatively quick so you can generally time your gameplay to fit in with the length of your commute.
It is also especially useful on packed train carriages, which can be relatively stressful experiences. A game or something fun to distract you will take you to a much happier place, away from the stresses of people arguing, squeezed up against each other and just generally the unhappy mood that comes with the daily commute.
You can be more prepared
Alternatively, you may wish to get ahead of the game. Your smartphone certainly allows you to do that. Many of us have our work emails hooked up to our devices, allowing you to check in and get up to speed with emails before arriving in the office, but you can also start work too.
Both Microsoft and Google allow you to download Word (Docs) and Excel (Sheets) to your smartphone, so you can start typing that important proposal or newsletter on your way in before tidying it up and formatting it once in front of your PC. It will make you feel more prepared when you arrive into work for the day, as well as allowing you to better formulate a plan of action as you’ve already seen what you are walking into.