There are a lot of positives that come out of technology but there can be a lot of negativity especially if it completely starts to take over your life.
Many schools, business and religious institutions observe National Day of Unplugging, a 24 hour period observed on the first weekend in March. It encourages people to take a digital detox and spend more time with their families and doing other activities.
- Do you have multiple phones, laptops and devices – always have one in your hand?
- Is your weekly screen time constantly on the rise?
- Are you always documenting every move on social media?
- Sat inside in front of a screen, hiding from the outside world, where real connections happen?
It’s likely that you answered yes to some of these questions, especially as we are all in lockdown with not much else to do! During Covid our dependence on technology has increased and it has likely taken a toll on our bodies, minds and relationships. If you notice these mannerisms in yourself – or your friends and family, it may be worth taking part.
- Get creative
- Read a book
- Go on a walk or bike ride
- Cook/bake a new recipe
- Organise your home
- Rest and relax
The 24 hour period starts tomorrow, the 5th of March at sundown and runs to sundown on 6th of March, 2021
Take this time to unplug, renew, reflect and be active outdoors.
Will you be unplugged?