8 Things Happen When You Put Down Your Phone (Communication)
I’m sure you’ve noticed, as you look around people are on their phones, whether at a restaurant, at work, at a football game or in traffic!
We’ve become enslaved to this little device and lost the joy of living. When we put down our phones to connect with those around us, we are allowing ourselves to have the potential for a deeper, more genuine relationship.
Justin Stenstrom, nationally acclaimed Life Coach gives 8 ideas of things that can happen when you put down your cell phone.
1. I Become More Productive
When I’m not wasting time away looking at random pictures, videos, statuses, updates, or online shopping, I get a lot of work done. When I put the phone down my output skyrockets!
2. I Become More Social
I have a little rule about cell phones when I’m with a friend: “Don’t use them!” When I abide by my little rule, I become much more social and much more engaging.
3. I Am Less Stressed
When I put my phone down, it seems to release a bit of stress and anxiety built up within me. As great as cell phones are, they also are the root cause of a lot of stress.
4. I Live In The Moment
Living in the moment happens when you put your phone away, you take in the world around you and see more clearly. You don’t think about the future, instead, you live in the here and now, in the beautiful moment!
5. I Live In Reality, Not In A Virtual World
As great as technology is, it does have its downsides. One of those downsides is living your life through a screen. When I put my phone down, I get all of life, with all its awesome idiosyncrasies, imperfections, beauties, wonders, tastes, smells, textures, and everything else!
6. My Relationships Are Better With Others
My relationships with others are always better when the phone is away. When the phone goes down, the level of communication goes up. Communication improves relationships.
7. I Feel More Empowered
When I break the chains of phone enslavement, I feel more empowered. I feel like I am taking control of my life and actively deciding the way I choose to live.
8. I Am Happier
I am infinitely happier with the way I handle my phone tendencies these days. My social, mental, and occupational life all benefit from my ability to put down my phone.
In summary, I know it’s tough. I know it’s hard. But try putting down your phone today, and just see what happens. You’ll probably realize that life is so much more enjoyable when you actually truly experience it!
By Robbie Chartier, Executive Director, PRM