National Unplugging Day

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.


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  1. June 21, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I think this is a fantastic idea. I often make the kids take the day off from tech but don’t apply the same rule to myself! I should lead by example and join in too.

  2. June 21, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    It’s funny because if I have my phone with me I’m CONSTANTLY on it but if I leave it upstairs in the morning, I barely think about it! I know I’m guilty of thinking too much about getting nice photos etc and not really living the moment, so a day off to remind me to do that is just what I need. Enjoy your unplugged day! x

  3. June 21, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I shall be taking part, as it’s my beautiful little girls third birthday. It’s so important to take time away from social media, blogging! I’m obsessed! lol.

  4. June 22, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Honest to god you are a braver lady than I! I just don’t think I could do it, I mean my outreach is my whole life lol! My kid too, but I wish you all the best, you must let us know how you got on.
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