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Who hasn’t seen a friend divert their attention, mid-conversation, to reflexively check their phone? Most of us simply accept these interruptions as a consequence of our times.
Unfortunately, distraction is contagious. When smokers get together, the first one to take out their pack sends a ...
The remedy for distraction in social situations involves the development of new norms that make it taboo to check one’s phone when in the company of others.
The only way to make sure certain unhealthy behaviors are no longer acceptable is to call them out and address them with social antibo...
You can ask a direct question that gives the person two simple options: (1) excuse himself to attend to the crisis happening on his device, or (2) kindly put away his phone.
The question goes like this: “I see you’re on your phone. Is everything okay?”
Remember to be ...
If we’re not intentional about making time and space for distraction-free discussions, we risk losing the opportunity to truly know others and allow them to truly know us.
In the same way that society reduced social smoking with social antibodies, we can reduce distraction while with friend...
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