Unplug and Engage

Unplug and Engage. Turn off electronics during three meals this week.

Turn Off Devices During Three Meals This Week

The challenge this week is to limit distractions and engage with your family. If you don't have a family, you can eat with friends who you view as family.

I could spend an hour talking about how, as a society, we are constantly distracted by electronics, but you already know that. I would be wasting my breath and you would feel like I'm an old man who can't get with the program. For the most part, I believe everyone has a decent understanding that we ignore each other far too often. I'm just as guilty as everyone else, hence the need to intentionally change.

This week let's take three of the meals that we would spend in front of our televisions or checking social media, and show our closest companions that we love them more than our gadgets.

You can play some soft music to break the silence, or even discuss the questions from last week’s blog. Even if you just make small talk it's a good practice to share meals with people you love without distraction. 

I know this may seem as basic as it gets, but sometimes we need reminders to snap us out of our electronic stupor.

Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.