There was a time when family dinner time was a sacred time. Families would gather around the table after a long day to enjoy their supper and talk. They would talk about their day, their jobs, sports, current events, it didn’t matter what the subject was but families openly communicated. Dinner time was a time when families across the globe would share meaningful conversations with their loved ones.
We now live in a society where our phones are constantly burrowing into our lives finding sneaky little ways to invade our personal space and family time. There is an expectation that we must always be available to everyone and this expectation is creating a road block in private family time.
The real world is so much better than the virtual world. Take a moment to read the steps below on how to reconnect with the important people in your life. When was the last time you actually stopped and had more than a five minute conversation with your family at dinner, without checking your phone? When was the last time you had a family meal with no cell phones present? If you cannot remember than you are missing out on creating priceless lifetime memories. It’s difficult to engage with the world around you when your nose is buried in your phone.
Here are five reasons why you should put the phone down and be present.