You'll be surprised at the relationships you can cultivate when you end the one with your phone.It's no secret that I'm totally reliant on my electronic devices. In fact, I wrote an article for YouBeauty last year about an experiment to nix social media for a week. I nailed the task, but sunk back into my junkie-like addictions within a month's time.
The truth is, technology makes me feel secure. I like knowing what's going on in my friends' lives, keeping up with old classmates and feeling as if I have more friends by using social media. (The numbers say so, right?)
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But something happened to me recently that kind of changed my life. Rather than giving up Facebook for Lent (been there) or promising not to check email for the weekend (done that), I let go of technology for human interaction-and in turn, I tuned into the human spirit.
Taking a Vacation From Technology
Here's how it went down: I was on a trip to Fiji with five fellow journalists, all of whom were strangers. We were relaxing at the Wakaya Islands Club and Spa, a