Buy a watch.
Buy yourself a decent watch. I promise it’s worth the investment. Make sure the hands have glow in the dark parts on them. Get a leather strap over a metal one and get ones thats semi waterproof.
Then dont take it off unless youre have to.
Let me tell you why….
It will stop you being distracted by your phone. I know when I used to check my phone for the time, habit would make me go on it and look at stuff, or check our notifications when I should have been doing something else.
Now I never check my phone for the Time, I use my watch and I get distracted much much less.
It will help your sleep. Instead of waking up in the middle of the night and using my phone to check the time, which meant looking at a bright screen or again, being distracted by something on the phone. I can check it using my watch as it has a little glow in the dark paint on the hands. Means I can go back to sleep without having a bright light wake me up.
You learn to keep better track of the time. When you wear a watch you get into the habit of looking at it. And looking at it randomly to see the time. And it will give you a better sense of time itself and will make you more aware of it.
If you get a watch that has chronometers (I think thats what they’re called), the little dials that time separately like a stop watch. Use that to time yourself doing things or time food in the oven.
I use it for my breaks at work. Instead of having to constantly work out how long ive been, I just click the timer and just check to see when its been 15minutes or half an hour. Because I’m.more aware of the time in general now, I know roughly when to check so I dont go over.
If youre a woman, you may have experienced this common trick that some men use to try and give your their number (or get yours). They ask for the time, when you pull their phone out they try to give your their number or try to get you to give them yours.
If youre on your own it can be quite intimidating and I know once I ended uo having to take this guys number and drop call him because I just wanted to get out of the situation and he wouldnt go away.
If you have a watch, you won’t need to pull out your phone, you can look at the watch and tell them the time.
Its also a good excuse to get out of uncomfortable situations, you just check the watch and be alarmed at the time.
People assume youre punctual if you wear a watch so they’ll just dismiss it as you must be needing to get somewhere rather than just leaving.
Just thought this would be interesting.
Since wearing a watch I’m more mindful, more punctual, I’m less distracted, more aware of time and its helped me out of a few shitty situations.