Thanksgiving Dinner & Cell Phones
So, Which one of these illustrations will be your reality during Thanksgiving dinner this year?
I hope not. I know that this is someone's reality not only during family-time or holidays but it has become your norm. My recommendations are to put down your cell phones at least during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner time-making a conscious effort to spend quality time together using VERBAL communication.
Ways to improve your holiday or dinner experience:
1. Make an agreement to hurry and get all of the photos of your food and dinner members out of the way before digging in.
2. Inform others that you are taking quick pictures or typing quick texts, and then redirect your attention back to them.
3. Let the textee on the other end know that you will get back to them after spending some time with family, friends and other loved ones.
4. Just put the phone down to enjoy your food and for proper digestion instead of rushing or taking large bites in order to engage in cell phone activities.
Look at what Pew Research finds on the percentage of those who oppose or don't mind using cell phones during dinner:
Here's a short recap of a previous article I written about increasing coactivity/coaction within your relationships:
Nurturing relationships takes patience, impassion, empathy, unselfishness, care and love.
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