Phones are amazing- what did we ever do without them? In years gone by, people waiting for a bus or an appointment would have had to sit and twiddle their thumbs, whereas we have the luxury of having the world at our fingertips. When you’re at a loose end, here are five fun ways to kill time on your phone.
Catch up on your favourite blog
The great thing about blogs is that they’re written by real people, for real people. Unlike magazines they’re completely free and accessible too. No messing around with a subscription or even the need to download an app. If you have blogs that you love, checking their recent articles is a good way to kill a few minutes and you might learn a thing or two as well. Reading and interacting with them is a good way to support their blog too, so they will continue putting out fantastic content for you to enjoy. If you want to discover new blogs, go to Twitter and check out different hashtags of things you’re interested in, and click through to the posts using them.
Watch some anime
Anime is well known for portraying thought provoking and mature messages, it’s full of action and a great way to find out more about a different kind of media. You can often learn a lot about Japan just through watching these fantasy animated shows. You can watch anime for free online, so all you need is a good internet connection and some headphones and you’re good to go! Most episodes are only around thirty minutes long, so a good option if you’ve arrived somewhere early or are sat on public transport.
Play an online game with a friend
There are endless games you can play on your phone, but social media games or those allowing you to compete with friends can be a lot of fun. You get to connect with a friend in a different way, and a little healthy competition can make things more interesting!
Find a new playlist to listen to
Most of us are guilty of listening to the same kind of music, or the same artists on repeat. But it really shouldn’t be the case, there’s a massively wide world of music out there waiting to be discovered. If you have a music subscription like Spotify or Amazon Music, perhaps go to a playlist of something you wouldn’t usually put on- you might be pleasantly surprised.
Start a group chat
Life is made interesting by the people we have in it. But few of us socialise as much as we should. Thanks to the internet and technology this has been made easier, so why not get people together and make a new group chat? This could be your close friends, or you could even invite acquaintences as a way to get to know them better. Put people in your group that you think would get along and see where it takes you! You could even make plans to all meet, and take pride in the fact that you’ve introduced people and new friendships have been formed.