Today we are constantly flooded by messages from everybody about everything: email alerts, messages and ideas from friends, family. Yet when we don’t feel that tingle that comes from seeing a new message on our phone we wonder and wait for one, or send messages ourselves to provoke a response. We can take control of this. To help, here are a few phone etiquette rules you can follow yourself or for your family:
Turn off your phone completely during a meal with friends or family and focus on the those in front of you. In doing so, you promote quality time by concentrating entirely on the people around you and the conversations you share. Try to wean yourself of your device - digital detox - by organising a phone-free evening or day! Just leave yourself free to answer and make necessary calls only on other days. Delete apps that you rarely use or turn off app notifications so your phone does not disturb you constantly. Just remember turn off your phone completely when dining, and during interviews and meetings.
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