Unplugging is good for the soul
March 12, 2020
Growing up, when we would start to annoy our parents, they'd tell us to go outside. Run off some energy, go do chores, go do something.
The first Friday in March is designated as the National Day of Unplugging (nationaldayofunplugging.com). While we didn't make it to a whole day of unplugging, we spent the day being more aware of how much time we spent on our phones, at computers or binge-watching our favorite series.
In Montana we still have "dead zones" with no cell service. It's easy to unplug and go fishing, go for a hike, or just take a nice drive in the mountains. We often have to remind ourselves to put our phones down, to look up and make eye contact to who we are speaking.
While it's hard to unplug for 24 hours, being aware of the time you're plugged in is helpful. Even if you are in an area with no cell service, you can always post those selfies after you return to the connected world.