Step Away From Your Phone! | Importance of Being Present
Jun 20th, 2014
We are all guilty of it — myself included: we sit down for dinner, meet friends after work or for lunch, and everyone at the table is glued to their smartphones…
“Oh my god, did you see what Jenny posted?”
“This food is so good..I’m going to tweet about it.”
“I saw a great article on sweet potatoes on Twitter…I’ll send it to you.”
“What year did this restaurant open? I’ll Google it!”
“Sorry…I’m having an intense texting discussion with my friend about last night’s Game of Thrones episode.”
While our phones can be useful tools — finding a restaurant, searching for an address, finding out the lyrics to that one song you just can’t remember — it’s important that we disengage with them once in a while. The beauty of the internet is, is that 99.99% of the information will be there, available and accessible after you have dinner with your friends and family. I challenge you: put down the iPhones and Droids and be present. Be in the moment. Years from now, you’ll want to recall these special moments, and you won’t remember a thing when you’re glued to your smartphones.
Make it interesting…
Going out to dinner with a group of people that are ALL addicted to their smartphones? Everyone MUST put their smartphones in the center of the table face down. The first to reach for their phone buys dinner.
Be present. Be in the moment. And you’ll be having more meaningful interactions with those you treasure most in the world.