What’s the best part of any lunch date, coffee date, or family function? The moment you realize that you have been so into the person you’re talking to or the conversation you’re having that you haven’t Tweeted, checked your Facebook, or uploaded a picture to Instagram in at least an hour. That just happened and it felt so good.
I am one of the WORST people when it comes to my cellphone usage. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, the thing is practically glued to me. Sometimes I don’t even DO anything on it, I just open all of my social media apps and close them. Wtf is the point in that? I’ve blogged time and time again about how rude it is and how much better it feels to put all of your focus on the person you’re with as oppose to your cellphone. I’ve gotten better at controlling myself but I still haven’t gotten over it completely.
I am determined to get a handle on it and I think it will be better for all of my relationships. You miss so much at family functions or on double dates when you spend your time Tweeting or Instagraming. It’s not fair to the people you’re with and let’s be honest – you look like a complete jackass.
I know we all do it and I understand that some people depend on their phone to run their business. I know how important it is to be innovating and constantly updating your social networking sites but there should be some sacred moments when your cellphone is not the most important thing in the world.
There should be times when you can show your family, friends, or bf that they are the most important thing to you.