HOW CAN THE SPACE APP HELP YOU?
Smartphones have become an essential part of our daily lives, keeping us connected and informed. But the constant flow of alerts and information can leave us feeling distracted, disconnected, and overwhelmed. We are at risk of forgetting to be present with our friends, our family, and ourselves.
The Space App is a personalised behaviour change programme designed to help you think about how you use your phone, and how it affects your life. It's designed to help you to see the opportunities to put down your phone, and to look up at the world around you.
what type of phone user are you?
Everyone uses their phone differently - whether it's staying up to date with the latest news, answering emails, or updating social media. Not only that, we've found that people use their phones to satisfy different emotional needs. We've identified four types of phone users who often want to change their behaviour, and that's what we've based our SPACE program on. You can change your profile at anytime by going to 'Change Profile'.
RABBIT HOLE WANDERERS
Rabbit Hole Wanderers open up their phones for a specific and important reason, but then disappear down a rabbit-hole, distracted by less important and urgent tasks.
Before they know it, 20 minutes have passed. And afterwards they might not even remember what it was that distracted them in the first place. They feel disappointed that they've caught themselves wasting time again.
Boredom Battlers end up on their phones during moments of downtime, or when they’re avoiding the task at hand. Phones are a procrastinator's best friend, and a great way to feel busy without tackling what you really should be doing.
Boredom Battlers are using their phones for frequent, short breaks to distract themselves at work, or whenever they're alone (like sitting on the train or bus in the morning). The thing is, they're just as bored scrolling through the news, entertainment and latest games as they were before they picked up their phone.
SOCIAL Sticky miTTs
Social Sticky Mitts open up their phones far too often, even when with friends and family. They’re getting online to top-up their social media feeds, maintain their Snapstreak, or post today's lunch on Instagram.
They're really looking for the ‘hit’ of a positive social interaction. The habit of constantly topping up their social feed with photos, check-ins and updates has built up over time, and started to snowball. Despite the appearance of constant social connection, they can feel out-of-control, disconnected, and in fear of missing out.
Busy Bees are always checking their phones for the latest email or bit of information. They’re on their phones first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
Busy Bees feel like work is life. How can they possibly disconnect when there are unanswered emails sitting there on their phone waiting? Weekends, holidays, and family time all come second to staying connected to the office.
WHAT IS SPACE PRO? How does it work?
SPACE Pro is our premium product, which allows you to find your phone life balance with friends and family. For $3.99 USD for 3 months or $5.99 USD for 6 months (pricing varies by country), you can invite up to four family members or friends, helping each other along the way as you share your results and goals.
We know that people are more likely to achieve their goals, if they are actively supporting others to do the same.
SPACE Pro is simple to use.
STEP 1: upgrade to pro
Visit 'Invite Friends' and follow the prompts to upgrade to Pro.
STEP 2: INVITE FRIENDS OR FAMILY
Share with us the email address of four other people that you would like to include in your SPACE family - this might be friends, colleagues or family members. When you enter their email addresses, they will receive an invite. Encourage them to download and install SPACE Pro. You may also get invited to join other groups by other SPACE Pro members, so you'll be able to track their results too.
STEP 3: track your progress
Share goals and track progress as your friends and family find their SPACE. Keep up to date with our website, to look out for challenges to take as s group.
Find out more about SPACE Pro, in our FAQs section here.
SPACE for ORGANISATIONS
SPACE can provide a tailored solution for your company or organisation.
Why should ORGANISATIONS care about Phone Life Balance?
(1) Because phone addition is an epidemic. In the UK, 60% of people admit to being 'hooked', 1/4 of people have felt ignored in favour of a device, 1/8 feel anxious if theirs is not close by. Your employees are affected.
(2) A 'distraction economy' takes away from the arts of conversation, concentration and creativity - skills
that are crucial if employees are looking for purpose, fulfilment and work satisfaction.
(3) Phones and apps are designed to be addictive. Scrolling leads to variable reward and triggers a
dopamine response in the brain similar to gambling. You wouldn't encourage gambling at work.
Understanding phone life balance can improve the happiness of your people as well as increasing company productivity. Be on the cutting edge of supporting employee wellness by incorporating SPACE into your mindfulness training. Contact us here for more information about our bespoke product feature, analytics and pricing.