As we move into the 21st century, we're experiencing a strange conundrum. We're more connected than ever before in human history, yet we couldn't be more disconnected. Technology has made the world a smaller place and has improved how we function in so many ways, but it's equally made us lazy and reliant. For example, we build a false sense of connection by gaining likes and validation on social media, sending text messages to a bunch of friends, and viewing other people's manicured display of their lives.
But all of this comes at the expense of something technology can never replace — face-to-face connection. Physical connection is a core human need we're missing out on more than ever. To live a well-rounded and healthy life, it's important that we find ways to connect our mind.
In this chapter, you're going to learn why there's such an issue globally around creating real connections. I'll share stories, expert opinions and strategies so you can see how to use technology in a healthy way and create daily habits to be better connected.