In the age of digitalization, detachment has become a norm for most people. When you go to a restaurant, you will find couples or friends sharing a meal together, yet separately. While they might be there physically, each one of them is actually lost in their phone screens. Most people therefore agree that technology is unhealthy for human relationships. While this might be true to some extent, you can choose to change the script and use technology to help you build and maintain healthy relationships. Here is how.
Keeping in touch at all times
Imagine if we still had to wait for our letters to reach our loved ones and then wait even more for them to reply in order for us to know they are okay. Imagine how expensive that would be especially for long distances. Thankfully, that is not the case. Because of technology, we can check up on each other instantly and at all times despite time and geographical differences. Human relationships require constant communication and technology has provided us with various avenues for the same. From voice calls to video calls to texts and emails. We can be in constant touch with the ones we love and thus have flourishing relationships.
Before the arrival of technology, people kept memories in various ways including passing down heirlooms and trinkets, stories and tales, and eventually making portraits. Then came the invention of the camera and the game totally changed. Now, with just the click of a button you can immortalize a memory forever. Whether in form of photographs or videos, you can take snippets of important events in life with your loved ones, and store them in the cloud for infinite keeping. This way, even if you lost your device, you can always recover all your data from any other gadget.
Keeping reminders of important events
Have you ever been so busy that you forgot your own birthday, let alone that of a loved one? Well, the good news is that technology now has ways of helping us always remember important events such as birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, and many more. All you have to do is set a reminder in your planner or calendar app on your phone. You can also use these times to share your love with them through heartfelt messages, voice notes, GIFs, etc.
Gadgets make for perfect gifts
There are several love languages recorded throughout human interactions. Gift giving remains the oldest of these. From the times of Cain and Abel presenting their gifts of sacrifice to God, down to when the three wise men journeyed from the East to where Jesus was born. Gift giving helps express love in ways that words cannot. They serve as constant reminders of the love you have for the recipient. Therefore, in order to maintain healthy relationships, consider occasionally gifting your people, and what better gifts than gadgets? Whether they are artists, music lovers, sports buffs, gamers, designers, or even stay at home parents, there is always a gadget for everyone. Some ideas include Bluetooth speakers, gaming systems, kitchen appliances, sketchpads, etc. Any of these and many more are solid ways of celebrating and cementing your relationships.
Technology has indeed caused some damage in some aspects, but it has also greatly improved others. It all goes down to how we choose to use it, and this article should encourage you to use it to maintain healthy relationships.