It can be easy to get distracted, especially with all of the gadgets you’re carrying around with you each day. When you’re driving there are hundreds of distractions, even when the kids aren’t in the car with you. Smartphones seem to have turned into one of the populations biggest distractions, and often distracts you from important things like your family, not just your eyes on the road.
If you want to get more focused one of the first things you need to do is spend less time glued to your screens, whether it’s the computer or your phone. Here are a few things you should always be paying attention to, for safety and to just enjoy life more.
Where You Are Walking
If you don’t watch where you’re walking you can miss so many things. There are tons of reasons to be aware and look around while you’re walking, whether you’re in a hurry or not. Look at the flowers, say hello to the people you pass by, and just enjoy the scenery.
You should also be paying attention because when you aren’t you could trip or slip and fall. If you’re busy messing around on your phone you could walk into traffic or another person, or even fall off a cliff (that last one depends on where you live, but it is possible).
The Road When You’re Driving
It’s just as important, maybe even more so, to pay attention when you’re driving. Distracted driving kills. It might not kill you, but it could kill other people (other drivers, pedestrians, people riding their bikes). Keep your eyes on the road, keep your hands on the wheel, and keep your mind on driving.
There are many factors that fall under distracted driving. Whether you’re looking for a CD or flipping radio stations, you’re distracted and vehicle accidents can happen in an instant.
What You’re Typing Online
Pay attention to what you’re writing online, whether you’re doing it for work or pleasure. Posting status messages on Facebook that are continually full of grammatical errors can make you look bad (and may be annoying your more scholarly friends). You also want to pay attention to who your friends are and what you’re saying (like posting things with nasty words or graphics when you have young teens on your friend’s list).
Children can disappear in the blink of an eye, so always be paying attention to your when you’re out in public. There are many risks, from them dashing into the road to them being kidnapped. If you’re near water they could drown. The nightmares are endless, so just keep your eye on them at all time. You are their parent, after all, that’s part of your job.