It’s interesting to me that the new Apple Watch is being billed as the product that will help us all to better “stay in the moment”. It will allow us to be more attentive to our families and friends. It will enable us to lift up our heads from the iPhone screen and interact with the world around us more.

What a fantastic marketing message. I nearly bought it…

In reality, the only way to disconnect from technology and “be in the moment” is to actually disconnect from technology and BE in the moment. Not to add new technology to the arsenal.

If you decide to buy the Apple Watch, do so on its own merit. If you want to start staying in the moment, here’s what you can do right now – without adding a costly piece of electronics to your wardrobe;

Turn your phone off. Use the Do Not Disturb function. Set up Favorites and change your call screening sections. Put your phone away or leave it on your desk when going to lunch. Turn it on vibrate. Put it on the table face down and don’t pick it up.

There, just saved you $500. You’re welcome:)

Here’s a link to the article I based these comments on.

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