Technology has created the ability for us to have a variety of information, we can access at our fingertips, anytime and anywhere, which can be incredibility helpful, or not. However, we have lost the ability to see a movie, go to dinner, watch TV, cook a meal or hang out with friends without our codependent friend the phone. Look around the next time you are out to dinner and see how many people are having dinner with their phones instead of their company. We are constantly tweeting or on Facebook, reading emails or following up on friends relationship status. Yes, there is absolutely a place for technology but that balance has appeared to have long since passed. If you want a friend’s relationship status, call them or show up at their house for moral support or to celebrate.
I know this is a generation that thrives on technology, just try to create a little bit of balance between your technology life and your living life. What are you missing while you are on the phone? It has a place and society does not foster balance so it is harder to find it, but well worth it when you find it.
Orlando Counselor Lisa Beilman practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in couples counseling, career counseling, conflict resolution, elder counseling, family counseling, Facebook counseling and stress management .