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Dates/Events/Meetings: 6 Things to Do When Someone Is Paying Attention to Their Cell Phone Instead of You



Often time, we get to see a lot of people glued to their phone. in the bus, on a date, at an event, in a meeting, at the cinema and even on a bike. We see people so engroosed with activites on their mobile phone. It’s obvious that this behaviour is so widespread that we all know someone who has a problem separating him or herself from their device. So, what can you do when someone is paying attention to their cell phone instead of you and how can you safeguard yourself and those you love from becoming “that” person. I hope you find the tips below useful..

1. Protect Your Family by Establishing Best Practices
Your world begins at your front door. In your home establish rules for device usage even (and especially) if this means that as the parent you’ll be the first one changing your ways. Since it’s easier to keep away from your phone, when it’s away from you, establish physical distance between yourself and the device. It’s soooo tempting to “look just this once” when the phone rings, vibrates, or chimes that it’s less tempting if we keep a good distance.

2. No devices in the same room as where activities are happening
No devices in the same space where family discussion or joint activities are happening. Educate your children about how their time and attention is a gift they give the other person that no one else can give. It’s one-of-a-kind. Priceless. And valuable to the person receiving the attention.

3. Send An Unspoken Message Through Your Actions
When you’re with someone, noticeably take out your phone, put it on silent or turn it off and put it away. It sends the signal that you’re going to be tuning into them. Hopefully, they’ll follow suit.

4. If Your Phone Makes Sounds Apologize
If you forget to turn your phone off and it makes any sound, without reading what it says, turn your phone off, and apologize.

5. If Someone is Occupied on The Phone Offer to Leave Until He or She is Finished
Whether you’re at your friend’s home, a business meeting, or out-on-the-town, if someone is wrapped up in their phone, offer to leave them alone until they’re done.


6. Explain to The Other Person How His/Her Actions Are Making You Feel
There comes a time when a person needs to know that you have boundaries and that they’ve just stepped on them. This isn’t being rude, (if you say it nicely) it’s letting him or her know that their behavior isn’t the type you choose to be around.

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