Cinco Reasons To Stop Constantly Staring At Your Phone

by Erin Hampton May 05, 2017

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For all of our party people that look forward to Cinco De Mayo every year, you know that while it's all about the party, it’s also about sharing fun moments with friends. 

Although these memorable moments make up some of the best times of our lives, like clockwork, we still feel compelled to retract ourselves from all the fun and devote our attention to our phones. Sometimes we pull away to tend to something important— it happens. But, most of the time we are just relaying back to our phone screens to make sure we didn’t “miss” anything. We worry about whether a text, email, Instagram notification or snap came in. Ironically, what you're really missing out on is what’s happening right in front of you.

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We get it. Your phone is important. A life essential you just can’t live without. But what about your relationships? Or your health? In honor of Cinco De Mayo, we’re arming you with cinco reasons why you should care to put your phone down..and hypothetical scenarios of what might happen if you don’t. So #lookupwithus and enjoy the party.

UNO: You'll be less distracted

While you were looking down at your phone, BF Brian asked if you wanted to move in together. It’s been a good awkward 10 seconds, you should probably say something. Oh wait, you weren’t listening.

 

DOS: You’ll put less strain on your eyes

While you were looking down at your phone, you increased your risk of having age-related eye deficiencies. We’re sure you’ll need that sight even when you’re sitting pretty at 70.

 

TRES: You’ll make more memories

While you were looking down at your phone, Amanda sang an epic karaoke rendition of Celine Dion's “My Heart Will Go On”. Guess you’ll have to imagine how awesome that was.

  

CUATRO: You’ll worry less

While you were looking down at your phone, you refreshed your email 5x in 5 minutes only to find that no new emails came through. Relax, work will still be there on Monday.

CINCO: Your friends will want to hang out with you

While you were looking down at your phone, people noticed that you weren’t a part of the conversation...at all. The best friendships require effort from both parties; your notifications aren’t going anywhere.

 




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