Let’s face it, we live in a connected world where information is available at our finger tips at a moments notice. News is there 24 hours a day and social media never stops. People tend to be more connected then ever using mobile phones or computers, but can you imagine going just one day without access to these devices?
For some, this might be a real shocker, but this is exactly what the National Day of Unplugging is recommending. Their event started at sundown on March 1st and will continue until sundown today. Naturally, if you’re reading this on Saturday, you’re not taking part in this years event. Of course, I didn’t take part this year either, but it might be something that I’ll consider next year. The idea behind this movement is if you disconnect yourself from your gadgets be it the smartphone, computer, tablet or TV, you’ll have a chance to take a step back from your fast paced life and just take a breather.
The National Day of Unplugging was suggested by Sabbath Manifesto and this year, it is believed that thousands of people have pledged to take a 24 hour breather from their devices. According to the NDU website, those that have made the pledge are looking to spend more time with families as well as trying to just find some inner peace.