Your cell phone may have replaced your camera, your appointment book, and your alarm clock… but don’t let it replace your personal friendships.
Ever want to throat punch someone you are trying to talk to while they are trying to text someone else? #Psychotic #fbomb
You might be addicted to your phone if….
- you look at your phone when having a conversation with ….. others!
- your phone is more exciting to spend a Friday night with than a ….. friend!
- you interrupt a face to face conversation to answer a call… or a text!
- you find yourself staring at your hands even when you’re not holding your phone!
- you panic and sweat profusely when you can’t find your phone!
- you whisper “be strong” to your cell phone battery!
- you’re having a texting conversation with the person sitting next to you!
Everyone seems to have a similar addiction to using their phones. It’s easy to see why, since we use them to get so much done. #wearedoomed. So how do we reconnect with people?
Take a Hike:
The next time you are joining friends for dinner, leave your phones in the car.
Hard as it maybe, at least try putting your phone in a pocket and resist the urge to take it out. Even if it does vibrates. Engage with others in a face to face convo. It may feel awkward at first, but it will get easier with practice. Yes, we are all a little rusty in this aspect of our lives, but it is hugely rewarding to actually interact with another human being and build closer personal relationships. Hug a person not your phone.
I was sitting in a bar with my daughter one evening and I couldn’t help but notice the handsome guy trying his best to get her attention. She was engrossed in her phone while I perused the bar, and she was totally unaware of him. It was comical watching the scenario. He tried coughing and tapping his drink against the counter. Finally, I nudged her and she looked up. Think of all the missed opportunities you could encounter while you are looking down. Magic does happen when people connect. #putthephonedown #lookup