What’s the longest you can go without looking at your phone? For many of us, trying to stay focused on activities like studying, resting or reading can lead to an inevitable itch to sneak a peek at that screen. So when it comes to cultivating better phone-use habits, Forest is the perfect supportive environment.
Select your tree in the app and choose how long you wish to concentrate for. Then tap the Plant button, put down your iPhone or iPad and direct your focus to your task. As you’re immersed in that task, the seed of your tree gradually sprouts and grows, eventually becoming a healthy tree.
If you succumb to that itch and pick up your phone while the timer is on, your tree withers and dies. Staying focused really matters here. You can also choose to listen to the app’s ambient forest sounds to really help you get in the no-distraction zone.
If you manage to resist temptation and stick to the focus time you set for yourself, not only will you see your tree come to life, but you’ll earn coins along the way. With these coins, you can purchase other seeds and spruce up your forest with lots of lush tree varieties. And that’s not all.
Forest partners with tree-planting organisation Trees for the Future. You can donate coins to a fund used to plant trees in places like Senegal, Cameroon and Kenya. The idea of giving something back to the planet is a huge motivator to achieve your focus goals.
The more focused your life, the more vibrant your Forest becomes. Sow your seeds today, nurture your forest and you’ll begin your journey to smarter, greener habits.