Today Is “National Unplugging Day” In The Quad Cities
National Unplugging Day is a national holiday I have never heard of, but is something some take very seriously. The main point is to take a break from your electronics. While that seems a bit hard to do on a weekday, it's not an awful plan. The idea of taking a break from everything is always good.
It's interesting to see this idea become its own day, reach all of the world, and even hit parts of the Quad Cities.
The whole point of this day appears to be for mental health and brain health seeing as though sometimes tech, social media, and other things can bring us down.
We increasingly miss out on the valuable moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our faces buried in our iPhones, documenting our every move through social media and shielding ourselves from the outside world, where real connections happen. If you notice these mannerisms in yourself – or your friends & family, it may be worth committing to the National Day of Unplugging.
You can learn more about the event here. The message behind it is honestly great, and it encourages spreading love between family and friends. It will go for a total of 24 hours.
Running from sundown to sundown which starts on March 5. Take this day to carve out precious time to unplug, relax, reflect, be active, visit the outdoors, and connect with loved ones.
If you're reading this then you're still plugged in, but you have time to take a break. even if it's a short one. Try taking a breather tonight and honor "National Day of Unplugging," right here in the Quad Cities.