Disconnect to ReconnectHave you ever been sitting somewhere and noticed a whole table of people staring at their devices instead of talking to each other? I am guilty of this sometimes too that’s for sure but disconnecting has become more and more alluring as the number of devices I have increase. Here are the top 3 reasons why disconnecting sometimes is a good thing:
1. It allows you to RECONNECT. While emojis might be able to express your feelings, there is just nothing like actual face-to-face conversation. Being face-to-face, without the distraction of a screen, allows you to work on your communication and listening skills. You might even make some memories!
2. It encourages PRODUCTIVITY. It’s easy to get distracted from a task of project when you have 8 different things dinging with notifications. Fewer distractions allow you to complete a task quicker and with your full attention. I just got distracted while writing this due to my watch telling me to stand up!
3. It promotes BETTER SLEEP. Sure the iPhone has sleep mode and a blue light reduction feature built in but I still find myself waking up in the middle of the night to look at articles, newsfeeds, or emails. Turning off these devices will lessen the likelihood of turning to them before bed or even in the middle of the night.
Check out the first ever Pinot’s Palette animated film! It truly demonstrates the power of disconnecting.