Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with many of the people in your life? Does it seem like the only way you interact with them now is through some type of electronic device? If you’d like to have less screen time and more face time with your loved ones, here are a few ideas on how to get away from texting and Facebook and back to actual in-person interaction.
If your family is always on their smart phones, tablets, or laptops, set aside one evening a week as “no electronics” time. Even if it’s just a few hours—dinner and a short activity—it’s better than nothing. Or you can specify that the dinner table is a no electronics zone so you can all discuss your day while eating. Of course, you must also obey this rule. Let your friends and other relatives know that dinner time is not a good time to call.
Don’t see your friends that often? If you’d like to reconnect with them, why not make plans to go out to lunch together or at least meet for coffee? If the two of you are serious about reconnecting, you’ll find the time, even if it’s on your lunch break.
Think about the various ways you interact with people. How many times to you text, email, or use social media instead of talking face to face? If you’re tired of always interacting through a screen, it’s time to do something about it. Make a plan to reconnect face to face with your loved ones. You’ll be amazed how many others want to do the same thing.
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