Heading offline for the National Day of Unplugging.
Do you have multiple cell phones? Take your ipad to the beach on vacation? Ever find it hard to get through a conversation without posting an update to Facebook? Is your computer always on?
We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our iPhones and BlackBerryâ€™s, chronicling our every move through Facebook and Twitter and shielding ourselves from the outside world with the bubble of â€œsilenceâ€ that our earphones create.
If you recognize that in yourself â€“ or your friends, families or colleaguesâ€” join us for the National Day of Unplugging, sign the Unplug pledge and start living a different life: connect with the people in your street, neighborhood and city, have an uninterrupted meal or read a book to your child.
The National Day of Unplugging is a 24 hour period â€“ running from sunset to sunset â€“ and starts on the first Friday in March. The project is an outgrowth of The Sabbath Manifesto, an adaption of our ancestorsâ€™ ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones.
See you tomorrow.