March 9th was National Day of Unplugging. Launched in 2010, National Day of Unplugging was founded by Reboot and is a 24 hour digital detox. Stemming from Jewish traditions, National Day of Unplugging takes place during the traditional Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sunset on Saturday. Regardless of your religious beliefs, National Day of Unplugging provides an opportunity to rid yourself of digital distractions and be present in the moment. From email and television, to social media and smart watches, we’ve found a variety of ways to constantly be plugged in. Even if you can’t participate for the entire 24 hours, National Day of Unplugging can be observed by making the conscience decision to unplug for even an hour or two. By unplugging, even for a brief period of time, individuals are able to reconnect with family and friends, the environment, and things they are passionate about.
At ITC, we recognized National Day of Unplugging by asking a group of employees what they unplug for.
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