February is a special month with a romantic significance .Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th of this month. Most of us will forget this romantic day (because we will be too “busy”)until it is upon us a week or days before the 14th.
One thing i cant help but notice is how disconnected we all are from the real world.
We have become too connected to our devices. I know It is very hard to not check your phone every minute. But isn’t it extremely frustrating when you go to dinner or lunch with a group of friends or your boo and no one is talking to each other, they are all looking at the comments people are leaving them of the photo that was just posted at dinner … instead of enjoying the actual dinner! Or your boo is constantly responding to pings and mails… arrrgh extremely annoying. Or sometimes group of friends standing in a circle, not one of them speaking to each other… all on their phones.
People even find it very difficult to call ,everything has become a text,status update,tweet etc…But no amount of snapchats, tweets, status updates will make-up for an honest human connection.
Sometimes we have to disconnect to stay connected, remember the good old days when you had eye contact during a conversation, when everyone wasn’t looking at a device in their hands. We have become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
Take a break, you will live
Put your phone on silence, when at dinner with friends, concentrate on dinner and your friendship. When you are with someone you care about, stay focus on them and not your phone. Of course sometimes there are circumstances where you may need to be pulled away for a phone call and that’s fine, but those should be exceptions. Not rules.
And maybe this valentine instead of just the usual PINGs, and BCs, call your friends/loved ones and wish them a happy valentine, that’s a good way to start staying connected.
Being disconnected sometimes keeps friendships and relationships fresh.
I am just saying!
Find some time to disconnect. Connect in real life.