Lauren Almeida

National Day of Unplugging

Beginning Friday at sundown is the official start of National Day of Unplugging, an annual 24-hour digital respite from technology and social media.

 

Our phones can sometimes make us feel overwhelmed, anxious, and create unhealthy habits. This movement was created by an organization called Reboot as a reminder that it's okay to unplug every now and again. Reboot was inspired by the tradition of Shabbat, or Judaism's day of rest, and created an adaption of their ancestors’ ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones.

 

Even if plans interfere with staying off your phones for a whole entire day this weekend, this movement is a great reminder to take a digital diet and reevaluate your priorities.

 

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you"

- Anne Lamott

 

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