Know When to Put Mobile Phones Away

Tonight was date night with my beloved.

Part of my 52.7 plan is dates with her at least twice each month. Such a cool thing to mark off my to-do list!

We enjoyed jerked meals at Nine Mile while swaying to Caribbean beats, followed up with world class desserts at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

It was a great date!

Put Your Phone AwayDuring dinner the couple next to us kept their “smart phones” atop the table, becoming spellbound by them every time the little buggers lit up.

That’s not the way to do it folks. Let’s be better than that.

Consider the recent Mobile Mindset Study that shows 58 percent of smartphone owners in this country check their phones once an hour. And 73% confessed that if they lost their device they’d feel “panicked.”

Yes, this is an unhealthy obsession.

In this day and age of ever-connectedness, we need to rediscover the art of giving full attention to our loved ones.

Let’s know when to put the mobile phones away and  be spellbound by our company.

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