GetLiving 2020: Family First February

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GetLiving is a monthly campaign to "Live More" and bring awareness to digital distraction. In this issue, Catherine Douglas from Louisiana and Ashley Huck from Ohio share how to put family before phones in February.

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January 29, 2020

What’s more important, your phone or family? Smartphones aren’t the real problem, it’s how addictive phones can be to the mind. Have you ever felt yourself needing to check the messages that may or may not be there? Soon enough you are “checking for messages” every few minutes no matter where you are. You’re not alone. This constant need to be plugged in can interfere with our relationships, and over time we might start to grow apart from the people that we were once closest to. The more time we spend on our phones the less time we spend interacting with the people we love. This is where Family First February comes in. The goal is simple: spend time with your family without the phones interrupting. Family doesn’t have to be your parents or siblings, it can be your friends who are always there for you, a team, teachers, or your SADD chapter! At the beginning of the month, you and your family can decide what times during the week will be phone-free. Take this time to talk about the week, chat, play games, and just be together. At the end of the month check in and tell us how you did or tell us how you feel since your family spent time together.

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