National Day Of Unplugging: March 7-8, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014 0 Comments A+ a-

Do you ever unplug? I try to every now and then, especially this time of year. The weather is cold, and it's all to easy to put the kids in front of the television to keep them busy so I can browse Reddit or waste time online. I've found that occasional unplugging really helps me to tune into life. While screen-time may be fun, real-life is always better.

So, that's why I'll be particiating in the National Day of Unplugging on March 7-8. And, while it's technically sundown to sundown, my goal is to unplug the entire two days.

Unplug From What?
I'll be unplugging from screens. So, there will be

  • no television
  • no iPods
  • no iPhones
  • no laptops
  • no computers
  • no Kindles

I'll also be bringing the kids along with me. I think that children today are definitely exposed to way too much technology than necessary, and I truly believe it can be detrimental to their development. The hubby is also more than  welcome to join us on this crazy ride, but I'm certainly not making him.

I'm Looking Forward To

  • playing outside with the kids
  • listening more
  • being present
  • reading
  • relaxing


This year will be the third year I'll be officially competing in an unplugging challenge. In 2012, the idea of unplugging for a Screen-Free Week seemed like a novel idea. In 2013, a National Day of Unplugging seemed like something that was definitely needed. Now, in 2014, I realize that a day of unplugging is an absolute necessity. We live in a time where information is everywhere, and, now more than ever, it is incredible important to just shut it all down. Experience life without so many distractions. Look at the world around you. Live in the present.

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If you're interested in unplugging, I highly recommend downloading this Complete Printable Guide To Unplugging. It makes unplugging easy & gives you even more motivation to unplug. You can also follow the unplugging movement on Twitter and Facebook.

Do you need a day to unplug? Are you going to take part in the National Day Of Unplugging? Leave a comment below. :) Oh, and feel free to share this on all of your favorite social networks. Let's get even more people to join the unplugging movement. :)

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