In our culture, we do most of our connecting via the internet. Our phones are in our hands more often than not, and it’s become quite a habit that’s hard to break free from. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though — and all it takes is a bit of mindfulness to re-learn in-person connection.
Start by leaving your phone in another room during meal times this week — even if you are eating alone. See what comes up when you’re left alone with your thoughts, and better yet, feel how great it feels to truly connect with the person sitting in front of you, distraction-free. Are you up for the challenge?