Limit phone interruptions during conversations


  1. Sit with a group of friends or family who are having a conversation
    Try to observe silently instead of joining in.
  2. Make a mental note of when people look at their phone instead of listening
    Observe those who are supposed to be listening, but are distracted by their phone.
  3. Pay attention to how other people respond when someone checks their phone
    Do they look frustrated, hurt? Do they increase the volume or speed of their speech?
  4. Pay attention to how other people respond when someone shows them something on their phone
    Are people interested in what is on another person’s phone?
  5. Resolve to leave your phone out of future conversations
    People will be thrilled that you are listening to them!


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