This is the question you need to ask yourself. Technology has become the most important part of our daily Lifestyle and even hampers our health and relationship. Ask your parents, before TV and Phone how they used to spend their evening. You will be surprised that they utilized that time talking with each other about daily life, future planning and kids. How many hours you spend with your partner without any other distraction in one day? Think about it!
Technology is important but don't ignore other precious things of your life and one of them is your spouse. Let's have some set of rules while using gadgets at home.
Rule1: Try avoiding use of laptop and phone after work hours unless and until it's very critical. Talking with friends and family is still permissible however office talks not recommended at all. You hardly get few hours with your partner so try spending the quality time. Give yourselves a cut-off time for technology where you both put your gadgets away
Rule 2: Sometime we prefer becoming multi tasking. We listen to our partner while sending sms or jotting some mail on our laptop. Prioritize, may be your spouse has to share something important and you need to listen to them seriously so keep your blackberry aside and listen to them first.
Rule 3: Use technology for creating fun in your relationship. Send a sweet good luck message if your spouse is having some important presentation or send a sorry card to patch up after a bad fight at previous night. Even watch your favorite show snuggling up together.
Rule 4: You are idol for your kids so they follow you. Better set a good example before them by restricting the time of watching TV or talking over phone. When you will spend a family time, your kids will also remain away from computer games, TV cartoons and X Box.