Being Present is the Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Loved Ones

Being Present is the Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Loved Ones
With smart phones, tablets, laptops, gaming systems and devices, smart watches, fitness trackers, smart homes, GPS in everything, and apps for everything under the sun; it’s nearly impossible to be totally disconnected from technology. Shopping, schoolwork, social connection, professional growth, and nearly every other aspect of our lives depend on these fragile and unfeeling devices. Though technology has allowed the world to advance and thrive in a myriad of miraculous ways, including medicine, communication, knowledge, and so much more; it often comes with a price of disconnect with those we hold closest to us. Everyone has seen the mother and her children, sitting side by side with minds miles from each other as their engrossed in some kind of viral media, video game, political agenda, celebrity wisdom, or other mind-numbing distraction. Or, the friends who gather in a group but barely look up at one another from across the table.

The Solution is to Unplug

In a world of limitless connection, people are more disconnected than ever. Fortunately, there is an answer. A solution to your child’s impatience, a cure for the anxiety over that sent text, and a way for you to fortify your genuine relationships. What is this phenomenal remedy you may ask? Simply unplugging. It’s a fact that being present is the greatest gift you can give your loved ones. Putting down your phone, closing that laptop, and actually being present, in each moment, can allow you to focus on the things right in front of you, and truly make the most of every second you have with those you love. There are plenty of distractions and responsibilities in life as it is, without making things harder for yourself by carrying around several devices at a time. Give yourself the freedom to look up from your screens at the very real and vibrantly beautiful world around you. Give your loved ones the gift of your presence, and watch your life bloom into something you never could have imagined.

Unplugging is Healthy and Good for Relationships

It’s not always easy to resist the urge to look up the name of that actor on your screen or double check the number of likes on that photo you secretly took 50 of, but it’s important to your health and relationships that you learn when to trade in the virtual world for the tangible one. People can so quickly come in and out of our lives, so it’s important we don’t waste the precious little time that we do have staring at something that will never love us the same way that our friends and family do. If you need personal assistant help in any way, please call Good Neighbor Concierge at 617.209.9311 or fill in the form in the sidebar to schedule a no-obligation needs assessment at a time that is convenient for you.