Turn Off Your Phone
Greetings everyone......I have some important advice: Turn off your stupid smart phones, iPhones, cell phones, laptops, video games--whatever! I exaggerate of course, but recent research is indicating that as electronic communication has grown, our attention span is decreasing, our intellects are weakening, and human connections have declined. We are close electronically. Yet we are drifting farther away from one another personally. I read a report recently that referred to this phenomenon as phubbing. Phubbing is the practice of snubbing others in favor of our mobile phones. We've all been there, as either victim or perpetrator.
1. Phones off and out of sight during food preparation and eating meals.
2. No taking calls when we're in the middle of a conversation or we have people over--calls can be returned later.
3. Set aside time to set down with each other and check in, make plans, have a conversation--without answering any calls..... I call this a "ritual of connection."
4. If it's absolutely necessary to take a call, do so out of earshot of others.
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