Technology is pretty amazing. We can send and receive information with the simple touch of a button, learn all kinds of amazing things, and keep in touch with friends and family across the globe.
If you’re reading this article, you have technology to thank!
But let’s be honest with ourselves. As much as we like staying in touch, playing games, and being able to look up the actor in that movie whose name you forgot, there is such a thing as being too invested (and too reliant) on technology.
For one thing, if your face is pressed up to your phone at all hours of the day and night, you’re likely to miss out on what’s happening in the real world.
On the extreme end of things, some people even exhibit behaviors that are eerily similar to drug addiction when it comes to their phones.
During the holidays, phones are great for keeping everyone in touch and organizing parties and events, but let’s face it: there’s nothing more annoying than seeing a table full of friends and family all looking down at their phones and not at one another. You’re all here to spend time with each other, remember?
Luckily, there’s a super-simple solution to this problem: the phone basket! It’s exactly what it sounds like, too.
It’s a basket where guests place their phones, leaving them there for the duration of the evening. That means it will be harder for them to get distracted by the glowing screens, and as a result, they’ll actually talk to one another. Amazing, right?
[H/T: DIY Decor]