Put down the phone. Leave the iPad alone. Turn off your computer. Can you handle this digital detox for 24 hours?
That’s the question posted by The National Day of Unplugging, an American-led digital shabbat–sundown-to-sundown, tonight through to tomorrow evening–that asks everyone to put down their devices, slow down, let your brain rest, and basically go back to the way things used to be before the Interwebs. Remember books? Board games? Talking to people face-to-face?
From the press release:
“Over the past decade, NDU has been at the forefront of the movement to educate people about the dangers involved with over-reliance on technology–especially as it pertains to handheld devices.”
As an incentive, there’s Unplug for a Cause, which will donate a pair of socks to the homeless for everyone unplugged minute tracked in a special app.
Can you stop clicking and scrolling for 24 hours?