Do a quick Google search and you will easily find a number of articles on the importance of giving yourself a break from your smart phone -- especially in social situations or at meals. I practice mindfulness and am always trying to be more present, but will admit I am also addicted to my cell phone. Before I put it away for a meal, I like to checkin or take a picture of my food. Hi, my name is Melissa and I'm a social media addict.
Because I eventually put the phone away, I truly thought I had found a compromise of being present while also updating the world about whatever I was doing. That was until I was forced off of my phone on a recent trip to Scotland.