“Being present, in the present, is a present with no dollar sign.” ~BeeDapper
Now a days, look at me sounding like an old timer, we have technology a double edged sword as technology can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is being connected to your loved ones even when they’re far away. The curse is being connected to your loved ones even when they’re far away.
During the holiday season being connected with your loved ones is great, but even more important is spending time with the loved ones who have come together in one place to enjoy one another’s company. This is not going to be a long holiday post, so here are some tips to remember how I continue to be present, in the present:
Turn your phone on airplane mode: I am the first to admit that I am the type of person that admittedly will look at her phone over and over again waiting for that text message. Putting my phone on airplane mode allows me to look at my phone and recieve messages when I want to receive them. I see airplane mode as a way I can control the communication intake as well as quenching my urge to look at my phone constantly if I know that there is no way that there can be a message due to the airplane mode.
LET YOUR FAR AWAY LOVED ONES KNOW ABOUT AIRPLANE MODE! If you like this option, want to try this option, and/or end up using this option let your loved ones know! Nothing is scarier if the ones who will try to contact you can’t. Letting them know is one way you can limit their possible panicking.
This option although it may not be for everyone, it works for me and I’d thought what works for me should be shared if others are having an issue with technology and family.
My main objective this year is that…
“Being present, in the present, is a present with no dollar sign.”
~ Beth Dapper