#Unplug this Weekend

Every Friday on Instagram I have an #unlplug post. It’s a quick reminder to everyone (and even myself) that it’s time to take a break from your device.

Here are some scary statistics:
A TIME mobility poll surveyed 5,000 people and found that 84% of participants couldn’t go a single day without their mobile device. One in four people check their phones every thirty minutes, while one in five check every ten. This is why I built my digital detox program. Houston, we have a serious problem here.

There are numerous studies that show unplugging relieves stress AND helps you sleep better. However, in today’s society there is a struggle with #FOMO (fear of missing out). We can go days without turning on our TV but not look at our phones for one whole day…crazy talk. Its time to TAKE TIME away from the texts, emails, notifications, likes, hashtags, updates, rants, etc.

Here are some things you could be doing instead of being on your device:

  • Connect with friends and family in person.
  • Connect with yourself.
  • Get outside and enjoying your surroundings.
  • Reclaim your time to do what you love to do.
  • Let your head be clear of the noise.
  • Read a book.
  • Breathe.

I challenge you to answer this question in the comments below. What would you do with #OneDayOffline?

If you want help with unplugging, please feel free to reach out to me!