The countdown to the first Canadian Day of Unplugging is upon us. Twenty-two days from today, corporate and non-profit teams become part of a world-wide community filled with people who want to have a healthier relationship with technology.
Make an ice sculpture like the one above from the Ice Sculpture Festival at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.
This movement is about getting the bug to unplug. It is about testing out a new habit, to unplug for 24 consecutive hours at least once a month. Unplugging together is a small step teams can take to enable focus and improved wellbeing. The Center for Humane Technology recommends unplugging for 24 hours per week!
The idea of collective unplugging was born in the US as an awareness campaign. The US National Day of Unplugging has been around for more than 10 years and is now a project of Unplug Collaborative, a non-profit, membership organization formed in February 2020.
Do any of these pain points resonate with you?
If yes, you can benefit from unplugging. Give your brain a break from screens. Delete the blue light, back aches, shoulder tension, neck cricks, eye strain and mental busyness that accompany tech time. A tech free break is a simple step in improving overall wellbeing.
Are any of these 21st century phrases part of your life?
If the answer to either of the above questions is yes, we invite you to unplug for 24 hours this March, from Friday, 6pm EST March 5 until Saturday 6pm EST March 6. If you haven’t already done so, register here.
All you need to start is somewhere to put your device. You can use an empty box or basket, a piece of tupperware with a lid, or a cell phone sleeping bag.
It is winter and snowing in most of Canada these days. Get active outdoors. Play and wander without WiFi. Before participating in any of these activities, please check current COVID restrictions in place.
2. Connect with horses at Horse Spirit Connections.
3. Snowshoe with Free Spirit Tours near Toronto.
4. Ice Fish at Island Lake, Ontario
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