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Unplug, Can You Survive

April 12, 2016

“Unplug” take a break from all devices & social media for 1 hour. 

I don’t know about you, but my smartphone sometimes seems like Grand Central Station at rush hour. Between texts, emails, regular old phone calls, and notifications from multiple social media sites, keeping up with all the inputs can feel like a full-time job.

 

In the past, people could “switch off” after work by simply going home or avoid dealing with dramatic friends by not picking up the phone. But smartphones, social media, and the expectation that everyone should be available all of the time have made taking a breather much more difficult.

Share your unplug comments below and earn 10 points.

What was the best—and the worst—thing about being unplugged? Would you unplug again? Would a regular unplugged time every week be a good idea? Why or Why not?

13 responses to “Unplug, Can You Survive”

  1. Monilee says:

    I went to Rebecca’s yoga class. It was a wonderful way to unplug!

  2. Stacey says:

    I found it to be very easy to “unplug”. I started about a month ago to turn off my phone at 8 pm each night. I started to crochet during this time or something else relaxing.

  3. Peggy Rawlins says:

    I get away from all devices for my walk outside everyday. It is very healing for me to focus on our beautiful world and unwind without interruption.

  4. Marilyn Byrd says:

    I’m on the computer all day long…..I like to unplug at night. My cat and TV time are important too!!! LOL

  5. Tim Kryselmire says:

    I honestly love to just sit and read a book. But playing with the kids is fun, too!

    Hard to do either of those while “plugged in”.

  6. Jody Wojtasek says:

    I have been diligent about unplugging. Every night for one hour I make sure all electronics are turned off and just talk to my daughter. At first we were timing it now we just make it part of our routine. 8 pm unplug. The whole house has been sleeping better.

  7. Blake Draper says:

    The kids wanted to go on a bike ride. I decided to leave my phone home. It was great! It was nice spending time with the kids and not even having my phone there. The only downside is that I’m so used to having my phone that I started getting mildly worried that someone might be trying to get a hold of me.

  8. Bernie Merono says:

    I’m unplugged most of the day. hihihi………..

  9. Randy White says:

    Some times you “unplug” whether you want to or not. It’s hard to “plug in” when the kids borrow all the power and charging cables!

  10. Luke Scott says:

    On weekends when I know I need to get a lot done, sometimes it’s easier to just leave my phone on my night stand in my bedroom while I go about my day. Usually this is best when I’m doing a lot of yard work outside and I don’t have to take frequent breaks to look at my phone. I find that I get a lot more done that way and it feels like my brain gets to refresh itself.

  11. Brandee Anderson says:

    My husband and I decided no cell phones in the bedroom. Spending as much time together as we do it can be easy to take for granted the time that we have to really connect with each other. We recently committed to times of day that we put them away and really spend quality time together.

  12. Andy Paulsen says:

    After spending all week sitting at a computer, plus countless hours doing homework in front of my laptop, I am so happy to turn my phone off. I love spending time on the weekends away from my phone. My wife and I also have a no phone rule on dates. When we’re out together, we want to be more than just in the same room with each other. Banning phones has helped to add substance to our dates.

  13. Tim Kryselmire says:

    haha, I’ve been known to forget I even have my cell on me! Its great to just be out on a hike without worrying about fires or missed calls!

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