Would your life be any different if you weren’t looking at your phone?  Here are three aspects of our lives that would improve if we put the phone down and we were in the present moment:

#1/ Communication- Rather than starring at a screen we could be listening and reacting to the people we are talking to in everyday life.  We could become better listeners and react off of people’s non-verbals which is the key to communication.

#2/ Awareness- Rather than looking at a screen we could be observing everything that goes on around us.  Whether this be at the office, or out in nature, we could become more observant of what is going on at that particular location.

#3/ Time- US consumers spend an average of 5 hours a day on the phone.  Thinks about that, almost HALF of our working day is spent starring at a computer screen.  If you got those 5 hours back a day imagine what you could do with them: work out, take walks, cook, start a business, read books and so much more.

You and I live in a mobile world and we need our phones, however, I would challenge all of us to beat the average and make it less than 5 hours a day.

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Blog- Inspired by Jeff Spiker at BMW USA. 

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