“When I’m on my phone it’s important. When you’re on your phone it’s annoying.”
Yesterday, at Boston’s Inbound marketing conference, social good activist Sloane Davidson launched a movement that will change mealtime.
Welcome to the age of #dinnermode. Just as your phone has an airplane mode that allows you to disconnect, instituting #dinnermode allows you to connect with your food and your dinner companions.
In many homes, dinner consists of you, your friends and family, and your devices. While constanty checking the notifications on your phone, sometimes you eat and make eye contact with other people at the table.
Sloane’s #dinnermode aims to change that and she’s challenging you to participate today.
Here’s how to get involved:
1. Set a timer on your phone for the amount of time you can invest in a fully present dinner (60 minutes, 30 minutes, 15 minutes etc.).
2. Turn your phone over, so you can disconnect and enjoy your meal and your company. Now, prepare to feel refreshed and awesome.
Share your experience online using the hashtag #dinnermode and challenge your friends too! Sign up for the challenge and read more here.
Oh, by the way
PS: What your internal monologue says about you… This quick experiment will treat you to an epiphany. Go ahead test it out here.