If you lose your phone for an hour how do you feel? Panicked? Cut off from the world? I know I do. Now imagine being challenged to spend a whole 24 hours completely unplugged from phones and the internet.
The 25th of June is National Unplugging Day and the family and I are giving it ago! As a full time blogger a big chunk of my day is spent online whether that be checking on emails, writing, replying to comments and managing social media it seems as though I am never far away from my phone or laptop.
The thought of being cut off from all that scares me, I’m not going to lie it does but really now I have had some time to gear myself up for it I am really looking forward to my tech fee day!
The people behind National Unplugging Day are holding a celebration of unplugging this Sunday at the gorgeous Riverside Cottage and Yurt in Barton Stacey just outside of Winchester. It is going to be a fun filled day to keep everyone busy as we keep away from our phones. So often I am on fun days out with the girls and in the back of my mind I’m thinking must tweet this, must Instagram that and although I am there with them enjoying the day I’m not really present. The idea of just having a great day with them is so appealing.
I am not saying it’s going to be easy – it’s more the habit now of just scrolling through Facebook every couple of hours but it is a habbit I do want to break. I tell my children often enough they’ve had too much screen time but I can’t seem to tell myself, I am hoping that going cold turkey for 24 hours will show me I can do it and encourage me to stay off the phone a little more often.
What about you do you think you could completely unplug for 24 hours??
Come back next week to read all about how we got on.