How To Turn Off Your Mobile devices!
Yes, we promise, it actually does turn off. Whether you're glued to your iPhone, your laptop, your Blackberry, here is how to turn off the technology and tune in to your family:
Set Boundaries. Make boundaries for yourself and stick to them. Whether your rule is "no checking e-mail" or "no work calls" (both of which we highly recommend), make your boundaries clear to your family and your coworkers and stick to them.
Give a Heads Up. Let coworkers know well in advance when you will be offline so that they can plan.
Get Perspective. Yes, it's difficult to put down that project for a bit or let someone else take over your account, but in all likelihood, everything will run fairly smoothly while you're offline for a small amount of time.
Engage. Squeeze the most out of your time with your kids - don't just stare at the TV. Talk to them about their day or ask them how they'd like to spend the time together.
Remember, work will always be there, but your kids will grow up faster than you expect, so take some time to unplug from work and plug in to your family.