Am I Addicted To My Phone?
Article by Dr Regine Muradian
Nowadays we all are tied to this little device that if left home or lost we suddenly panic! I challenge you to the following which will increase your time with friends, increase communication with your children and in your relationships.
- When you are driving practice placing your phone away so you are not tempted on checking it or texting. It can wait! Be mindful that as a parent we are role models to our children. If they see you on the phone most likely they will too while driving.
- We are all social media lovers! It is great to keep up to date with friends but sometimes it can take over our lives. As what started as a quick minute view turns into hours wasted where you could have done something productive. Challenge your self to check social media either once in the morning or once at night
- Try to not use your phone or check social media when around your children or teens. Keep that time sacred and ask them what was a positive and/or negative aspect of their day.
- Lastly, practice telling your children, yourself and your spouse to have no devices while eating.