Most people who travel on a plane tend to read a magazine or a book, listen to music, watch a movie, or do the best thing that one can do while on an airplane - sleep. Don't get me wrong, I like to do those things as well but for some reason, it's something about being on cloud 9, literally, that makes me feel lighter and enhances my productivity. And I tend to do some of my best thinking and reflections on the plane which opens the flood gates of my creativity.
As I always say, "being organized is a lifestyle and not a chore" so now when I fly, I maximize my travel time by organizing and tidying-up certain aspects of my cellphone. Plus, these days we tend to use our cellphones for everything which means digital clutter can quickly pile up and takeover if you don't take action. Now, I'm not saying that you still can't read a book or catch some z's but if you're twiddling your thumbs out of boredom then a few minutes of digital purging may just do you some good.
I recommend that you only do this after the flight attendants have made their announcement saying that cellphones and other electronics may be used. So, here are a few tips to help you organize your cellphone:
"If action isn't taken, then digital clutter can quickly pile-up on your cellphone."
Tidy-up Your Apps
I'm guilty for keeping apps on my cellphone that I hardly ever use and as a result, the apps drain my data when it's come to storage. Be sure to delete the apps that are no longer useful and then group similar apps together. I've been at stores, standing in line behind other customers, and when it's time to check-out they have to scroll through their phone in a frantic to find the app to locate a discounted coupon. That's why it's important and time-saving to group apps together but it also creates for a cohesive look on your home screen.
When I haven't been in the mood to read a magazine or sleep, I go to my photo album(s) and scroll through all the images and take a trip down memory lane. But during my memory lane trip, I make sure to really inspect each photo to determine if I like it, that there's no blurriness, and overall the quality is good. I also search for duplicate images and make sure that I only keep one. This normally takes me about 15 minutes to complete and instantly boosts my mood because I feel lighter. So, be sure to delete those unnecessary images so that you can make room for the new photos you will be taking.
Delete Emails, Telephone Contacts & Text Messages
Nowadays, it's very common for airlines to provide Wi-Fi to their passengers which means you should be able to access your email account(s). So. when flying high above the clouds, I have gone through my emails and deleted what I no longer needed and have also created folders to store emails that I might have to reference at a later date. There's nothing like having an empty email inbox.
In addition to deleting emails, be sure to also delete old text messages and contacts that's in your cellphone. The goal is to delete what is no longer purposeful. For example, if you have an old number saved in your phone that is no longer active then I think it's safe to go ahead and delete it from your phone. If you have old text messages that aren't worthy of being kept then it may be time to delete them as well. These are tips to help you maintain a clutter-free phone.
Before you even know it, you've finished tidying-up and organizing your phone before the flight attendants can say, "please put your tray tables up and place your seats in their upright position." So, the next time you're on a plane, take some time to de-clutter and tidy-up your phone so that it may perform to the best of its ability!
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