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Happy National Day of Unplugging

Digital Wellness

The National Day of Unplugging is a 24 hour period – running from sunset to sunset – and starts on the first Friday in March. The project is an adaption of the ancient ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones.

My work is online and increasingly I rely on the Internet for many parts of my home, personal, and family life.  For example,  my children’s school work is all online and to check homework and assignments,  we have to boot up and log on, we do banking online, we shop online, and many other day-to-day activities.    Not only do I have several devices (computer, tablet, mobile and laptop), but everyone in our family does.     Life is as Randi Zuckerberg says “Dot Complicated

That’s why we try to at least unplug as a family during the weekend  — get outside, ride bikes, recharge, and refresh.    And it is why I’m going to participate in the NDU and try to it a regular habit versus once a year.

What about you?


4 Responses

  1. Ruth Schubert says:

    Dang. I’d love to. Does it have to be today, though?

  2. Dan Lee says:

    Our office is celebrating the National Day of Unplugging too! http://bit.ly/Wk7Rtr Let us know how your tech detox goes.

  3. Ruth Sharon says:

    Hi, Beth, thanks for this monthly reminder and Shabbas invitation weekly!!
    I will include this in my monthly blog–thanks!
    You can find us on http://www.Facebook.com/EnergyForLife

    Be well.

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