Tech: 17 Bad Habits You Can Kick Using Nothing But A Smartphone

Your smartphone is a wondrous device. You can have the great works of all time, snap photos with friends, communicate across the planet in an instant. They can, contrary to what your parents say, make you a better person. Distractify has 17 Bad Habits You Can Kick Using Nothing But A Smartphone. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Bad Habit: Turning off your alarm (or hitting snooze 100 times)


Five more minutes seems so harmless. Until it’s two hours and you’re late for everything.

Fix it with: Math Alarm

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Solving a simple math problem is the only way to silence this alarm. Just that little bit of brain activity will wake you up and make it easier to get out of bed. A similar app is available for Android.

3. Bad Habit: Complaining too much

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There’s occasional venting, and there’s a constant stream of negativity that makes people want to avoid you like the plague.

Fix it with: Gratitude Journal from Happy Tapper


With just a few taps, use this app to record five things you’re grateful for each day and your life will change forever.

5. Bad Habit: Tipping too little



Fix it with: Global Tipping App


This app makes it easy to know exactly how much to tip in over 30 countries, in any setting (hair salon, bar, taxi), and no matter how many people are splitting the bill.

6. Bad Habit: Wasting your gym membership

Remember how ripped you were gonna be?

Fix it with: Gym Pact

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This awesome app makes you put your money where your mouth is. Make a “pact” about how much you’re going to work out or what you’re going to eat, and put a dollar amount on it. Every time you miss a workout or cheat on a meal, some of your money is used to reward the people who didn’t.

7. Bad Habit: Eating too fast

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Eating too fast causes bloating, flatulence, and can make you fat: when you shovel food in, your body doesn’t have time to tell your brain it’s had enough.

Fix it with: Eat Slower

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Eat Slower uses an adjustable timer to encourage more chewing and breaks between bites. Also available for Android.

10. Bad Habit: Procrastinating


Why do it today when you could put it off until tomorrow. Because it’s due today, silly.

Fix it with: Procraster


This iPhone and iPad app helps you confront the root causes of your procrastination, like fear of failure or being overwhelmed by the enormity of a task. With a little encouragement, some reminders, and a healthy dose of progress tracking, it’ll make your productive in no time.

Read the rest at Distractify: 17 Bad Habits You Can Kick Using Nothing But A Smartphone.