Thinking about the importance of being totally present today.
Being 100% fully engaged in all conversations and not allowing our devices to distract us. Pretty tough but critical.
I feel like I'm one of Pavlov's dogs and have been conditioned by my cell phone to look at it every time it pings.
How about you? Do you feel the same way?
I've incorporated a few tips I thought I'd share.
* When I'm off work, I put my phone in my purse, or out-of-sight.
* I set boundaries for myself. After 7:00 it goes away but since it's our only phone, I make sure to check it before I go to bed in case my mom or kids texted. :)
* I put it on silent when with family, in a meeting, or in a conversation.
*(this works well) Flip it upside down to avoid looking at it or I put it under my leg (except sometimes I forget it on the chair)
* Use the ‘out of office’ e-mail feature when in meetings rather than only for vacations or days off.
I'd love to hear tips and tricks from others. Please join the conversation.