Are you ready to be unplugged? I am.

1479539_10152078171549866_361151918_nThe National Day of Unplugging starts at sundown tonight and lasts for 24 hours. Are you up for the challenge? I am.

In fact, since I caught the unplugged bug a few years ago, I’ve found myself becoming naturally more unplugged with each passing day. So, that’s likely whey you’ve noticed an obvious drop of in the lack of posts over the last year. I’ve truly been living the unplugged life.

The National Day of Unplugging is a great way to detox from the constant input of our digital world. So, for the next 24 hours, turn it all off. Resist the temptation to post, check email, text, watch TV. Just live life without technology. It may seem almost unnatural at first but once you get into the day and get busy, you won’t notice  your lack of digital input at all. In fact, you will start to notice things around you that you’ve been missing or failing to see for a while: sights and sounds of our unplugged world. So, give it a try. Last year I posted some ideas for ways to spend your time unplugged. So, if you need inspiration, give a few of these a try.

One of my kids will be back from college on spring break so this year’s National Day of Unplugging is perfect for us. We’ll be cooking, catching up on life, and exploring the city before a family dinner. Technology will just interfere with that. If the truth be told, we’re fairly unplugged during family times already but having a reason to be even more so will challenge us to make sure we don’t ruin our time together with the beeps, bleeps, swiches and buzzes that technology provides as often unwelcome visitors during otherwise great moments.

Have a great 24 hours exploring a side to life you often don’t get enough of these days. Remember, this is one of those moments that is entirely in your control.

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