What would it look like to have your partners undivided attention?
Technology and personal devices have brought a lot of good to the world, but it comes with a cost. The ability to make eye contact and have undivided attention are two of these costs to relationships. How many screens can you see from where you sit currently? As you're reading this, on a device, how long has it been since you or your partner looked up and made eye contact? If you're like most of us, it's easy to feel oddly trapped by these devices, an addiction of sorts. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Make a habit this week of scheduling time with out screens. Put your phones on silent and put them on the counter. Turn off the TV. put the ipad in the drawer. One of the biggest myths that we have been sold on is that we have to stay connected. Nothing that happens via email or facebook is an emergency. Id encourage you, spend a week with phone free dinners, block out technology free Tuesday- you’ll notice a difference in the quality of the time spent with your family.
Rodney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional with 10+ years experience working with couples of all shapes and sizes. Contact Rodney at 603-892-9777 or at www.603counseling.com to learn more and schedule your free 15min consultation.