Touch screens and losing touch: how not to use divide us smartphones

Since the smartphones have become popular, many people have noticed that they have separated us rather than united us. Because our technologies can sustain our attention for a long period of time, it can damage our relationship with others, our accustomed to getting used to and even our social skills

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Technology will not only have a negative impact on our relations with others, but we have all heard of how our texts damage our records in the real world. Remember that only bc u txt lyk dis dusnt means that its kool 2 write is so

Then again, that's not news. The less studied theme is that our cuffs can actually impede our social skills and contribute to social anxiety. This is particularly problematic when it starts to affect us in

The reality of this situation is that we risk becoming more closed and introversion, while interpersonal skills are dropping faster than older iPhone generations

"The smartphones were made on the assumption that we would use them for good, not evil."

We must fight these problems so that we can still use our gadgets for their real desire-to improve and facilitate our lives-and to know when to stay away from them. These devices were created to bring us closer to friends and family members, to give us instant access to information from all types of sources and to improve the quality of our lives in general. Here are some tips on how to be smarter with the smartphone

It's clear that we're using our phones to catch up with our friends, but spending all our time talking to friends on the net, when your other friends sit in front of you, it's not cool. Make sure you distribute yourself evenly among all those who want your time. Talk to your online friends when you don't spend time with others, and be sure you'll share your time with reasonable

"Courtesy will make the world round."

Sometimes we spend more time on communication with friends than hanging out with them in person; finding time to work together can be connected with our tense schedules and all. Set the date when you have time to meet and do something in person. For example, do something (for example, not text). Textual communication is convenient for quick chats, but nothing is compared to the real one. You can even use the Calendar application to set a date and a reminder so that you do not forget it!

Leave it at the Dverce

If you don't think you or your friend can't resist the temptation to check Facebook while watching a movie together, perhaps the only solution is to leave it at the door. In order for friends to lose their phones when they come to provide solid, continuous communication, not having links to cell phones. Be careful not to look at your phone when people try to spend time with you because there

When you have a group of friends, and you know that a friend needs to check his notifications, make it a game so you don't get your hands off the devices -- you could definitely be creative with that. You could, for example, turn it into a competition where the first friend to check his phone should buy all the other pizzas. So you will be less inclined to use your own phone

"Take him to the competition, where the first friend to check his phone is to buy all the other pizzas."

To have training budgets

One of two (or ten, even ten) studies could kill two birds with one shot. When you are collectively brainstorming or brainstorming, you can spend time with your friends. It makes the study more enjoyable, and you can also see each other in connection with upcoming tests. In addition, you can help each other stay on the way and avoid delaying the installation and observing the Vine compilations. Because, frankly, we're all doing this

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Even I admit that when the new season of my favorite TV series comes out, aham,

Use Apps Productively

The smartphones were made on the assumption that we would use them for good, not evil. And yes, spend 12 hours in a row, watching the video clips, and then somehow, on the weird side of YouTube, it's evil. You know exactly what I'm talking about. There are loaded applications to make our lives easier and more productive.

Do you have your own advice to take away your technical support while you're with your friends? Let us know in the comments below!

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Madi Werynski is a psychologist at the Wilfrid Laurier University. More importantly, she is a loving cat, a candlelight and a cartoon writer who spends most of his time watching Netflix in the bathroom