Mobile phones have become a staple of our society, with everyone from elementary school children to senior citizens. And while mobile apps and texting have made our lives easier in many ways, they have also negatively impacted certain aspects of our lives such as our attention span and our ability to personally connect and interact with others.
Human Connection Expert, Colette Carlson, put it perfectly, “Besides being a direct blow to intellectual comprehension, having shorter attention spans lowers how we connect and communicate with each other. Less focus means less listening, less understanding, and more superficiality in how we interact.”
In her article, Too Much Tech to Connect? 4 Strategies to Reconnect, Colette provides four suggestions on how to keep your brain and your relationships healthy and authentic in today’s tech-savvy society.