In an age of device addiction, you actually get to enjoy life more and achieve more if clocks are more accessible at different parts of your home.
Let’s face it, when you check the time on your phone, you end up doing more than just checking the time; you tend to go adrift to also check messages on Whatsapp, maybe give some ‘likes’ on Facebook, swipe a dozen Instagram stories, and read a few news alerts. According to data, people on average check their phones more than 100 times a day, some as many as 1,000 times. Even if it’s just a couple of minutes each time, they add up to at least a couple of hours a day when your original intention was, just to check the time. Sometimes you just want to quickly get on with what you were doing.
Forget the phone, have a clock in each of your rooms to free yourself from the device distraction.
Clocks at home also have their practical use. A wall clock in the kitchen saves you the hassle of having to wash your hand when you want to check the time on your phone while you are cooking. The kitchen is where your family spends most of their time together. A family clock helps keep you and your children on schedule, especially to not be late for school and work in the morning.
Clocks for the kitchen can be 30cm or smaller in diameter. Wall clocks for the living room sometimes serve as ornate pieces and can be larger, up to 40cm or more. In the bedroom, whether a wall clock or a bed-side alarm clock, you want it to be silent to ensure there’s no ticking sound to disturb your sleep.
As for the study, you may consider putting a table clock right in front of your work station. For the bathroom, you may consider a garden clock that is designed to be more moisture resistant.