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Ditch the devices on National Day of Unplugging


Published:   |   Updated: March 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

So often, we find ourselves spending our down time tethered to headphones, listening to music, checking Facebook on our phones or watching videos on our laptops.

Sometimes it seems hard enough to put our gadgets down even for a few minutes, much less abandoning them for an entire day.

That’s what the National Day of Unplugging is all about.

A group called ReBoot came up with the Sabbath Manifesto to help folks slow down and take one day to ditch their devices and take a mental-health break.

Starting tonight, from sundown and lasting through sundown on Saturday, it is asking anyone willing to “unplug” to sign a pledge — even if they can’t commit to the full 24 hours.

Participants are even sharing their plans on the Unplugged website, posting pictures with a card that says: “I Unplug To (fill in the blank).”

Could you do away with your devices and ditch social media for a full 24 hours? And if so, how would you spend that time?

Tell us in the comments below.

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