Technology appears to have become such an indelible part of our lives that it is now hard to go through a particular day without having recourse to a gadget. Pleasure and work are two key factors that have affected the way we use technology.
The workzone is brought home and even on the go as we can now seamlessly complete official tasks on our smart devices, laptops and suchlike. Again a pleasure seeking individual will definitely have his/her fill by engaging/optimizing the devices that takes him/her into the digital world. We all, at one point or the other have found ourselves frolicking through different social media sites on – is it about updating Facebook status; posting skits on Instagram or following trends on twitter?
When we put all these under review, it is quite easy to see that technology is bringing us together and yet creating a divide in our home –what an ironic turn of events orchestrated by something we have all come to love and embrace. Imagine a world or home where two partners are nearby but yet far away from one another as they fixate on their respective gadgets. But this needn’t be the case – there’s got to be a means of balancing things up.
Maintaining a healthy relationship in a technologically-driven world
Furtherance to the discussion above, let’s now see how you can keep your relationship going in a blossoming manner even with the many devices all around you. So, briefly, I share these 2 tips:
Take some time off and set priorities right
The virtual world and the real one are two worlds apart: apart and should be treated as such – though there are times one flows into the other. You should know when to disconnect yourself from social media sites [or your gadgets] and give your family and/or spouse some quality time for fun in the ‘real world’. Going on a date does not happen on Facebook or Instagram, remember?
Celebrate your loved ones on social media
Although social media sites cannot take the place of the real life but you can find time to celebrate your loved ones there. For instance, you can do this by posting their pictures or sending good wishes on their special days via these platforms. The idea is to make them (your loved ones) a part of your virtual world without sacrificing the time you spend together.