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How you can keep celebrating the National Day of Unplugging

Starting at sundown on Friday, March 7 and running through sundown on Saturday, March 8 is the National Day of Unplugging, a day dedicated to unplugging from the technology that often takes over our lives. The organization Reboot began the National Day of Unplugging in 2009 in order to encourage people who spent their time being driven by technology to take the time to reconnect with their worlds, to “unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones.”

Unplug! by Jessica Gale via morgueFile
JessicaGale via morgueFile

However, just because the National Day of Unplugging only lasts approximately 24 hours, that doesn’t mean that we should stop spending the time with our families. With Spring Break starting on March 10, now is a great time for families to reconnect.

Instead of leveling up in Candy Crush, why not play a game of Candyland? Instead of playing WiiSports, why not go to one of the many parks in Houston? Instead of shopping online, why not check out a local farmer’s market? Houston is full of free and inexpensive activities that families can do together to enjoy themselves without needing to be plugged in. Spend your Spring Break checking out what you can do instead of what you can log into.

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