During day to day life, our family experiences a lot of distraction. Some of them are important, like work and making sure our daughter doesn’t run into the street while others are pointless like checking our Facebook or reading random internet articles. At family times we usually look distracted just like in this picture from Halloween.
Last week we all went on a cruise and were unable to use our phones or the internet for one week. Surprisingly, we didn’t miss it at all. It was calming and I felt like our family was really able to focus on each other. We made plans to have no phone times at home and I honestly dreaded the moment I would have to turn my iPhone back on. I assumed my dread would mean me willingly not using my phone as much but I was wrong. The second our cruise ship docked it was back to wasting time and ignoring loved ones with my cell phone.
I don’t know what it is about wasting time on my phone but I am an addict. So, our family has decided we will not be allowed to use our phones during dinner time and family walks.
Do you have any ideas for other times phones should be banned? Does your family have no phone times?