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Reasons Why I Appreciate My Smartphone

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Location: London, United Kingdom

Our lives have become pretty fast over the past decade. These years coincide with the ‘explosion’ of social media networks that constantly grab out attention, so its only right to attribute the ‘flying time’ phenomena to the latter. Being constantly distracted by a phone or simply ‘glued’ to it has an array of negative impacts. However, we can’t ignore all the benefits that communication gadgets have brought to our lives. The other day I was reflecting about how much I appreciate my phone, my computer and the overall evolution of technology. On that note, I decided to write this rather random piece. I thought it would be fun to share with you guys a few reasons why I appreciate my smartphone.millenials-phone

Keeps me great company

Have you ever been in a situation in which you were thankful your phone existed? Well aside from those, I usually find myself thankful for my phone during my commute whilst on the bus. Living in a small town with a bloody repetitive jurisdiction, I find it necessary to distract myself from staring at the same window views and my phone always comes in handy for that purpose. I end up getting excited for my bus journeys just because it’s a great opportunity to play my favorite games.blog1winter-layering-outfit

Keeps my relationships alive

If we were still dependent of expensive phone calls or even letters, how many friendships we would’ve lost and how much good advice we wouldn’t have gotten? Technology and the ease it provides us to communicate with people located far away, still amazes me. Having moved away from home quite young, I owe the possibility of carrying and nurturing many of my friendships to a smart phone. Particular praise to Whatsapp, because being able to call my parents and loved ones for free is something I always appreciated. Btw, who else says ‘I love you’ to their friends by constantly tagging them in Memes? That’s right; I deeply believe this is a generational way to prove friendship lol.

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Quickest source of inspiration

It’s safe to say that majority of the inspiration to my creative pursuits comes from the screenshots on my camera roll. The original photos are usually from Instagram and Pinterest, and I really appreciate the handiness that comes with having all images that inspire me to ‘live my best life’ on a device that fits in my pocket. I also can’t get rid of my old phone because it does hold inspiring screenshots that my lazy self can’t commit to transfer to the laptop. It’s crazy how much an ‘Instagram brake’ can be so inducing to new ideas and #lifegoals.

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It can create a job

Who would have thought that things would evolve to a point in which regular individuals are able to make good great money just by, figuratively speaking, owning a smartphone?  Surely our grandmas and grandpas didn’t! As Gary Vaynerchuk always says ”We’re living in amazing times”. If only the generations before us could see how much technology has made our lives easier, to imagine them a little jealous is inevitable. For this reason, I have vowed to never give up on building the life of my dreams because I am damn lucky to be living in this Era. It’s safe to say that our generation is the most connected. Making our dreams become true has never been this easy therefore I shall stop apologizing for spending too much time on my phone/laptop. I do it proudly, because the internet can offer me free and narrowed information in a matter of seconds. Spending hours learning and practicing my craft is the proven way to do it and if hours in front of a screen is what it takes, I will happily take the deal.

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What makes you appreciate your smartphone? Do you even appreciate it at all? Let me know! 

 

 

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Yara Mel

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35 Comments

  • Reply Mariann Yip

    I’m such a phone addict. It’s crazy to see this generation descend into cellphone addiction but I kind of love it! http://mariannyc.com/2017/11/14/how-to-be-a-boss-babe/

    November 17, 2017 at 12:45 am
  • Reply Andrea

    This is such an interesting topic!! It’s great to do this appreciation exercise with some other thing we take for granted.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

    November 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Tina

    Hahaha yes, I’m an absolute phone addict too – oopsy 😉
    But still there are times, when I would put it away , as family and friends time is much more important to me 🙂

    I looove your boots by the way ♥

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

    November 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Len Parent

    What a stunning model! Love the entire look! So gorgeous babe!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    November 16, 2017 at 1:54 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks a lot Len 😀

      November 16, 2017 at 10:50 am
  • Reply G

    Nice reading. I totally agree with you. My laptop is a world of “anything is possible”. Will mosdef check back here.

    November 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      That’s how I feel about mine too! 🙂

      November 15, 2017 at 11:02 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I would definitely be lost without my phone. Love the look.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    November 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    Great post and such fun booties!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

    November 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Samantha 😀

      November 15, 2017 at 11:02 pm
  • Reply Jiya

    Amazing pics. Love your double jacket.
    Nice post!
    rampdiary

    November 15, 2017 at 10:56 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Jiya 🙂

      November 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply MONICA SORS

    You look so trendy! Your boots just fab!!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: CORDUROY PANTS | SANTA MONICA PIER

    November 15, 2017 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Federica Di Nardo

    I also appreciate it… XD

    Federica
    http://www.federicadinardo.com

    November 15, 2017 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Didier

    My phone is such an important tool! Sure I get sucked into it a bit much but its also my platform of work throughout the day when I don’t have access to my laptop!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    November 15, 2017 at 4:08 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      That’s super true Didier 🙂

      November 15, 2017 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Siffat

    This is such a great post! Our phones have been getting such a bad reputation lately with technology addiction, that we take the good parts for granted! It’s so true, I totally tell my friends I love them by tagging them in memes lol!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    November 14, 2017 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Sheena Sy Gonzales

    My phone is also great company for all those long waits. Haha. Nice entry!

    Sheena | http://www.sheenalovessunsets.com

    November 14, 2017 at 5:43 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad you enjoyed 😀

      November 14, 2017 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Delaine

    I am such a loner so I need my phone around me all the time to keep my company. I could be going a few blocks away from my house haha

    Delaine from http://delainemyles.com

    November 14, 2017 at 1:26 am
  • Reply Pentene

    Well first and most importantly you look super cute in this look babe. Now, unfortunately I have a connection like no other to my smartphone that may not be healthy, lol. I’m sure most of us can contest to that. I just don’t see how we can live without one at this point and unfortunately now paying extremely high prices for it.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    November 14, 2017 at 12:23 am
  • Reply J.E.T

    I love my smartphone for making it easy to speak to my family, friends and boyfriends. It’s also helped me a lot because I have a terrible sense of direction so love the maps haha.

    Also, unrelated, but your hair and outfit is absolutely beautiful!

    http://www.jettravels.co.uk
    j.e.t
    x

    November 13, 2017 at 9:55 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      That is sooo true! Maps is a life savior 😀

      November 14, 2017 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Ven's Wife Style

    Lovely photos!
    And I loooove loooove your shoes!
    They are amazing!!

    Renia
    http://venswifestyle.com

    November 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thank you 😀

      November 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Kara Aragon

    Okay first, your boots are freaking awesome! Next, I couldn’t agree more with your post. I loveeee my smartphone. I cannot imagine life without it.

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    November 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks a loot Kara 🙂

      November 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Gabrielle

    This was actually a really thought-provoking post! You’re right about how fortunate we are to have the technology at our fingertips in this era, as well as how jobs can and have been made through spending a lot of time on social media alone! Have a great week, you look fabulous!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    November 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      I’m glad Gab ! 🙂 thank you.

      November 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Ankita Bardhan

    Oh I couldn’t agree more with you here, my phone keeps me great company, especially during those awkward situations, you know? Love your outfit hun 🙂
    xx
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    November 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      It’s the best awkward saviour 😀 Thanks dear

      November 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Simplement Lui

    Great outfit and superb booties 😉 Now about smartphones … these things are addictive which is always a risk 😉

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/i-have-a-dream/

    November 12, 2017 at 10:06 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Yes but there’s a risk to everything in this life 🙂 thanks dear!

      November 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    I also appreciate my smartphone because it keeps me in touch with my love ones. Nice outfit btw.
    https://stylesbynancy.blogspot.com/2017/11/current-jewelry-trends-2017.html

    November 12, 2017 at 1:07 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Nancy 🙂

      November 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

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