PHONE AT MEALS
You know by now that scrolling your phone while at a meal or in a conversation is rude, but it can also hurt your own sense of confidence. “When you’re on your phone, scrolling social media or texting, while at dinner or even relaxing, you send a message to those you’re with that they are less important than what you’re doing,” says Rebecca Cafiero.
“Worse, you are missing a chance for real, authentic connection for a glimpse at a curated reality of someone you might not even know.”Losing the opportunity for deepening a real-world connection chips away at your wellness and compounds your sense that the online world is important and something you can’t live without. Cut the surfing and give the person who is actually there your full attention—you’ll feel better for it.