The gift of undivided attention

December 23, 2022 in Effectiveness

One of the best gifts you can give to those you care about this holiday season is the gift of your undivided attention!

What Distraction Looks Like

Distraction is the culprit behind an undivided attention deficit. According to Forbes, some of the main distractions are:

  • Multitasking
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Phone Notifications
  • Push Notifications

How Distraction Affects Others

Being in an interaction with another where you’re not receiving the undivided attention of someone else is very similar to being ignored. We’ve all had that experience and knew it doesn’t feel great. The most significant effect is that it’s hard on relationships.

How the Gift of Undivided Attention Affects Others

According to a post on meQuilibrium, the positive effects of giving undivided attention to another are numerous. The main advantages are:

  • It expresses to the other person, whether an adult or a child that they are worthy of your attention and respect.
  • You gain more insight into this person and your relationship.
  • It improves the quality of your relationships, providing you with much-need support when you’re stressed or down.
  • It will transform an ordinary conversation into one that fosters growth and higher self-esteem.

Some Ideas on How to Give the Gift

The first step in giving undivided attention is to create a schedule through the holidays of those days you can disconnect and who will receive the gift. Next, during those days, know when you’ll be disconnecting the day, and finally, when you’re disconnecting, turn off your devices, and place them where you can’t easily access them.

Your undivided attention is the best gift you can give anyone this holiday season, and the best thing is that it’s free. I’d love to know how you gave this gift. Take a moment and let me know on my contact page.

Happy Holidays!

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