We all know our relationships would benefit from limiting the amount of time we spend on our phones. So, why is it so damn hard to put the phone down!? The average person spends about 4 hours each day on their phone – 4 HOURS! What if we spent 10% of that time nurturing our relationship? That’s 10 full hours a month that can be dedicated to date nights. Yes, please! Listen to today’s show to learn how to put your phone down and reconnect with yourself and your partner.
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
- How a smart phone can ruin your relationship and the steps to prevent this.
- How our brains react to phone use in the same way as cocaine.
- Why creating awareness of an addiction to technology is the first step in treatment and improving your relationship.
- Tips to put your phone down and reconnect with yourself and your partner.
- How to have a serious conversation about dealing with technology in your relationship.
- And much more!
Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, mindfulness teacher, relationship expert, blogger for psychology today and huff post, and the author of the new book, The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World.
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Nancy’s Daily Tool
Work on the skill of awareness. Pause and ask yourself, “What’s in this present moment?”.
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Advice for Newlyweds
Treasure the time and listen to your partner.
Advice for Single Listeners
Empathy toward yourself and realize that it can be hard to find the right partner. Enjoy it!