How many friends do you have? I mean, really? Are you so busy sending pictures of the event you are at that you completely ignore the people who came there to spend time with you? Do you and your family have dinner together or out at a restaurant, and everyone is texting someone else? Are you really connected to others? If not, begin to consider your life with phones, blackberries, iPods, Facebook, and constant texting and ask yourself, "how do I really cultivate conscious, effective relationships?"
Nowadays, people never unplug. We are all constantly connected to never-ending emails, texts, and calls. The result is most read their messages and do not respond or pledge to answer them later and rarely get back to answer. These trends mean more messages and less actual communication with connection. People want to be heard, to be essential, and to be valued. All this hit-and-miss communication leaves us feeling unheard and unimportant. I believe this is eroding our personal and professional relationships which impact our happiness.
We all must establish a method to manage our communications, answer critical work emails and make time to actually talk face-to-face with our friends, family, and key people in our lives.