No cell phone, email, or Twitter? No way...


I came across this in my PopSugar email this morning and couldn't help but be intrigued: the Sabbath Manifesto- a creative project group promoting slowing down in 2010, names tomorrow as "National Day of Unplugging." The group encourages everyone to "put down the cell phone, stop the status updates on Facebook, shut down Twitter, sign out of e-mail and relax". Woah. That's quite a request in this day in age.

I'll admit, I am BlackBerry addict- we're bffs, attached at the hip, CrackBerry, etc. I am on Facebook a few times a day (OK, fine, on a really slow day at work maybe 10? yikes) and post a decent amount on Twitter. I love being connected, but I admit, it can get overwhelming, exhausting. Would 24 hours, one day of being "disconnected" be that bad? Could I even do it? I may just have to challenge myself...

What do you think of this National Day of Unplugging? Could you unplug for one day?


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25 comments:

  1. Everyone should probably unplug for a day every once in awhile but it would definitely be hard! I'm a BB addict, too so that one would probably be the most difficult. I'll admit to mild panic attacks if the battery dies!

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  2. I think this is awesome! I could definitely unplug for the day. Between my iPhone, laptop, etc I'm usually connected for personal or work-related reasons.... would be great to have the freedom for 24 hours :) I say let's participate!

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  3. I try to do this once in a week! sometimes it just doesnt work for the full day haha but it does relax me for a bit!

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  4. I don’t think so to be honest, my iphone is one of my bff, and my blog too (understatement!) I don’t do twitter though and I hardly log in into FB anymore (it’s banned at work and I realised I don’t have much time at home either)
    But a whole day without anything¬? Interesting and probably healthy but I’ll have to pass, no thanks 
    Have a great weekend xoxo

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  5. Haha, I'm attached to my Blackberry as well. I could probably do it maybe one day on the weekend - but during the week I need my email and such. lol

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  6. This is kind of an awesome challenge. Unfortunately, as I am unemployed and job searching like mad, I don't think I can fully unplug. But I could use a break from facebook/twitter/blogging that day...I wonder if that would count...

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  7. I'm on my smartphone and Twitter constantly. There is no way I could unplug! Lol. :P

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  8. But why, WHY!?!?!?! Why should we disconnect? LOL. Ahhh the sweet sweet sounds of a tech-addict... well, I too love being connected and it's hard to imagine life (now) without it.

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  9. Let's just say that you would mostl ikely find me dead in a gutter somewhere if I was forced to unplug for even one day. No way...not going to happen!! :)

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  10. wow.... kind of anxious just thinking about it...
    but I think I could, i'd suffer from anxiety at first but then forget about it as I find other things to do with my time. maybe pick up a book (wait, what's a book?? haha)

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  11. Wow.. it would be a hard day, without mobile phone... bufff no, no, please!




    LA

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  12. I could do it, although yes Im attached Mon-Fri. I typically do unplug on the weekends, I need a break sometimes! Happy Weekend!!!

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  13. I think I could. When I'm on vacation, I hardly go on the internet! Especially when I am with my family or in-laws. We never see them that it seems selfish to go be on a computer.

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  14. yeah right! no way jose. my blackberry is my bestie. we always hang out together.
    funny post woman! i love seeing your pretty commenting self. we love the same blogs. thats why i heart you! hope you have the best weekend!
    xoxoxo

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  15. OK, I know I say this every single weekend, but I AM going to try this tomorrow! xoxo

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  16. Wow I don't know if I could do this. I am attached to my ipod touch and laptop haha. Maybe, we'll see!

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  17. I could easily do it, not that I'd want to fully... but I could :)

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  18. wow that's quite interesting! hmmm, i'm on the fence on this one. i'm not sure i can handle it lol like u, i'm addicted to my phone haha at the same time, it would be nice to take a break for 24 hrs even if i feel like i'm going through withdrawals:)

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  19. Given that it's already the 20th in Australia, and I'm online... I'm thinking no!
    And updates of my much anticipated dinner tonight, the rest of the day does not bode well.

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  20. Very good idea, and I usually try this on vacation (like Elaine said). In today's society where information is moving towards social media and mobile providers, it could be slightly difficult to go without a cell phone...but for just one day, I think it would be relaxing!

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  21. Oy. I got this, too - I would really like to try, but... man, it just sounds stressful...

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  22. I think it's a good idea! I mean, hard for all the reasons you mentioned but a good idea (besides, they did it on a Saturday- most of my online time is spent while I'm cooped up in an office :) )

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