We live in a connected society. When the morning alarm sounds, many people face the the dilemma of which comes first? Coffee/tea? The phone? The tablet/PC? The TV?
From the moment we’re jarred from our slumber until after we’re in bed, electronic gadgets invade our life and relationships.
Does that sentence (until after we’re in bed) bother you? It does me.
Take a look in couples’ bedrooms. You’ll find:
- 74% have a TV.
- 60% can’t let an hour go by without checking their smartphone.
- 25% with one member using their laptop in bed to continue working.
What happened to our refuge? Has the couple’s private retreat been swallowed up by the ocean of distractions trying to invade your relationship?
Time to disconnect your bedroom from the outside world. Time to return the bedroom to the sanctuary for your relationship. Time for a gadget curfew.
This isn’t easy. After all, you receive repeated messages warning that if you disconnected from your gadgets for 8 hours:
- Your family will wonder if you’re safe;
- The company you work for will fall apart because you didn’t answer your email within 10 minutes;
- You’ll miss the notification of another celebrities’ arrest.
Consider taking a two week bedroom break from tweeting, posting, surfing and watching, and invest in your relationship.
During the next two weeks, set aside 15 minutes each night before you close your eyes to talk, share, hug and cuddle. Instead of letting an electronic gadget divide you, try something that’ll unite you:
- Read a book together;
- Plan your next vacation together;
- Talk about what you find romantic.
Return your bedroom preserve to a place with room for just the two of you. Let romance help you create those special moments which leave special memories for the two of you. Robert