Friday, June 7, 2013

Step Away From The Electronics

Are we too controlled by our electronic devices? We have a computer in the office, an I-pad or laptop at home, and a smartphone of some kind for when we’re not at home or in the office. Are these devices running our lives? Do you panic if you leave the house without your smartphone?  Yes, we are all busy and probably have way too much on our plate, but we need to take a reality check and step away from the texts, emails, and social media. The world will not come crashing down around us, really it won’t.  We are losing our interpersonal skills and the ability to actually talk with our family and friends. Is it easier to send a text, of course it is. But we need to bring back the “personal” in communication.  Take time in the evening to spend with your kids and or your spouse without the internet and go for a walk together. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it will make.