How Mobile Phones Can be Best Used by Household Ladies? - Mrs. Samia Adnan
Mobile phones have become one of our basic needs these days and its hard to be without carrying one these days. Working ladies have keep mobile phones with them to keep their notes, maintain things to do, stay connected with their family and friends and to remind them of their meetings etc. but household ladies too can make best out of a mobile phone, right? A study tells that in Pakistan cell phones are mostly being used by every member of the family and do you know that according to a survey household ladies and children are highest users of mobile phones? Through mobile phones house hold ladies can stay in touch with friends and family, and they can also do much more like listening to audious and watching videos which makes their staying at home less boring and more useful – here is how they can make best out of their mobile phone:
Cook Something New & Good: Ladies can make best out of a web-enabled mobile phone and benefit from the cooking shows on the websites like YouTube while being in the kitchen. This is a nice way to surprise their family with delicious and mouth tempting food which is different from the traditional menu of the routine.
Photography: They can capture the family functions by using their mobile’s camera and share with those pictures with their friends and family especially those living abroad, conveniently.
Calendar: Forget your sister-in-law’s birthday??!?? Ahh now you are in a mess – you see when one is married you have to remember some events if you want to keep others happy with you. So how about keeping a record of everyone’s birthdays, anniversaries and all such events on your mobile calendar to keep you reminding about these events.
SMS: Many times husbands are busy or driving and they do not receive the phone call – you can simply send them an SMS. This even helps if you need something and he is in a habit of forgetting, by making list of things to get on his way home in an SMS. This will save your money too – yea.. if you call him and ask him to bring this bring that it would cost you more than a simple SMS with the listed items to bring…I hope that all the ladies will agree with me.
Communicate with Friends: If you live in a joint family then its uneasy to talk with friends properly on the land-line phone. But on the mobile you can talk and sms as much as you want, with out anyone interrupting you.
Socialize: Yes, socialize on Facebook, Twiter, Orkut and all these social networking sites and keep in touch with your friends on MSN and Yahoo! Messenger when you are feeling bored and done with the household chores.
Enjoy Music While Working: Yes, you can have your mobile’s earphone or Bluetooth device attached next to your ear while doing the household chores. Be it gardening or arranging the things and clearing up the mess at home – enjoy while you do it!
Get those Apps: There are so many health applications – mHealth apps – that you can get in your mobile and make best out of them – count your calories. Keep a record of your weight; if you are trying to shed some of those extra pounds – you can find many useful applications to help you maintain your deit and health.
Calculator: The most important thing in a mobile phone – I am not that good at maths and I need to use one for simple addition :) – There must be many house ladies who have to make their budget and running the house in a proper manner and the calculator is going to be a great help. One can not carry a calculator when going out to market – while the mobile calculator can help you check if the shopkeeper returned you the accurate amount.
Keep the Reminders: If your husband has some meetings or events to attend. You can help them remember by keeping reminders on your mobile phone – and remind him when you find him forgetting any task – believe me he will be happy to see that you can are making good out of your mobile phone and not just making costly calls to your family and emptying his pocket;) Not only husband’s meetings and appointment s- ladies you can set your reminder too – like attending a coffee party, meeting a friend etc.
Make Notes: Note down anything – it will save you a paper (which will protect the environment).
Phone Book: I have seen many house ladies who keep a diary in which they have penned down the addresses and phone numbers they consult them whenever they need to make a phone call – They mostly overwrite and make it all messy when anyone changes their number – but if they make it a habit to save them in the mobile’s phone book – they can easily edit them – Sounds easy and better!
Set the Alarm: Yes – you can set alarms with the reminders besides the usual wake-up alarms – they help remembering doctor’s appointments, dinners, family functions and even time to remind your husband to collect the laundry or dress from the tailor. No?
Be careful: Before concluding – let me tell the household ladies that they should try to check their mobile phone’s user manual and hold the mobile phone at a distance, as some mobile phones. Have health related warnings mentioned on them. According to a recent research into mobile phone health danger, the use of handheld phones by pregnant women could make the child more likely to develop behavioural problems such as hyperactivity, and emotional and relationship difficulties. The research revealed that pregnant women who used mobile phones were 54 percent more likely to report behavioural problems in their children than the pregnant women who didn’t use mobile phones, and that the likelihood increases with the amount of potential exposure to the radiation.
These are what I can make out right now – Can yiu suggest more? If yes, then send in your comments.