Unplug During Interactions Today.
We communicate our thoughts, ideas, concerns and issues through our words, tone, posture and gestures. And in our electronic age, so much of that communication is done through e-mail where simple cues we may see in person many times do not translate.
Do you find yourself checking your phone for texts/emails/Facebook while in a conversation with a loved one, during meetings, in the car? Even if you are not manic about being in touch, you can still take a few hours to unplug. Do it after you feel like you have checked in and have as much as you can do today off your plate. Take time to enjoy fully the time you are spending with yourself or others. If you go for a walk, just enjoy the beauty around you. If you are washing dishes, be mindful about the process. Some other ideas: