Updated November 18th, 2021
Are you using your iPhone wallpaper motivation? Staying motivated isn’t easy.
The brain tends towards negativity, so we need all the help we can get.
According to research from RescueTime, one of several apps for iOS and Android created to monitor phone use, people generally spend an average of three hours and 15 minutes on their phones every day, with the top 20% of smartphone users spending upwards of four and a half hours.
Pickups are also an important metric in determining how our devices affect us. On average, we pick up our phones 58 times a day, and while some of our pickups, we like to think, are purposeful – a quick text or inbox check – in my experience (I pick up 39 times a day) such innocent glances have a mysterious way of leading to Twitter when really, I should be working. TheGuardian.com
I’m not going to sit here and say that we should be using our phones less.
I don’t know how you’re spending time on your phone and it’s none of my business.
I love my phone, I need my phone, I’m probably going to continue to pick it up 58 times a day no matter what anyone says.
But in knowing that I pick it up probably on average of 58 times a day, that is a huge opportunity I can take advantage of to add in some type of visual message to help motivate me the direction of progress I want my life to take.
Whatever that is in this current time.
So whatever wallpaper you add to your phone, just be very deliberate about it.
Make sure it gives you added benefit, whether it’s motivating you to remember you need to take action.
It could be relaxing your or even just reminding you of what’s most important in life.
Once you get to the point where you are not even noticing your wallpaper anymore, it’s time to change it up. Your brain stops noticing things after it get used to them.
We only have so much attention to give to things, as we see our phone wallpaper every day, the brain will decide it’s been the same for days, this is not new important information to pay attention to.
Rather than focusing on every tiny detail in the world around us, we tend to concentrate on things that are most important, relying on our existing schemas to “fill in the blanks.” This is highly economical. As our attentional, cognitive, and processing resources are limited, this allows us to dedicate them to what matters most, while still allowing us to have complete, seamless experiences. VeryWellMind