Unplugging for the Sisterhood: Why Women Need the National Day of Unplugging

Are you juggling multiple cell phones and finding it difficult to have a meaningful conversation without updating your social media story? With our eyes glued to screens, we often miss out on the valuable moments of our lives and real-life connections. If you recognize these habits in yourself or those around you, this article is for you. 

On the first Friday in March, we celebrate the National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour period where we unplug from our electronics, social media, and all things digital. And let’s be honest, as women, we’re probably more addicted to our phones and social media than anyone else. So, in honor of this day of unplugging, during Women’s History Month let’s take a closer look at why we need it, and some creative ways to spend our time offline.

First and foremost, why is it so important to unplug? For starters, our constant connection to technology can be detrimental to our mental health. Social media can be a breeding ground for comparison, insecurity, and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Not to mention, the blue light from our screens can disrupt our sleep patterns and affect our overall well-being. Unplugging gives us a chance to reset, recharge, and focus on the present moment.

Now, let’s talk about some ways to spend our time without technology. The possibilities are endless! You could start by doing something as simple as taking a walk outside. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature without the distraction of notifications and alerts. Or, if you’re feeling creative, try a new craft like knitting, painting, or drawing. Tap into your inner artist and let your imagination run wild.

Maybe you’re in the mood to connect with others. Try hosting a game night with your friends or family. Break out the board games or cards and have some good old-fashioned fun. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, plan a day trip to a nearby town or city. Explore a new place, try new foods, and make memories with your loved ones.

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If you’re looking for a way to pamper yourself, indulge in some self-care. Take a long, luxurious bath with candles and relaxing music. Treat yourself to a mani pedi at Stewart Beauty & Barber Boutique if you are in the Columbus, Ohi area, or go to your favorite spa. Read a book, Join a group and network online, grab that great book idea outline and dust it off or simply catch up on some much needed sleep. The possibilities are endless when it comes to taking care of yourself without technology. Self care is a MUST!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But how am I supposed to function without my phone?!” Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to stay on track without technology. Try using a physical planner or calendar to keep track of your schedule. Write down your to-do list on a piece of paper instead of relying on a digital note-taking app. You might be surprised how much more focused and productive you are without the constant distractions of technology.

The National Day of Unplugging is a much-needed reminder for us all to take a break from technology and focus on ourselves and the world around us. As women, we are often pulled in a million different directions and it can be difficult to prioritize our own well-being. But taking a break from technology is a simple way to reset and recharge, so that we can be our best selves.

So, this Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate the badass women who came before us, and take some time to unplug and connect with ourselves and the world around us. Whether you’re spending time with loved ones, indulging in self-care, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, there are endless ways to spend your time without technology.

So put down your phone, grab a friend, and let’s celebrate the National Day of Unplugging together. While I get the idea, it defeats the purpose to take a picture of yourself holding the I Unplug To _____ Sign on National Day of Unplugging. Do it tonight. Here’s a template! Print it out!

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L. Renee'

L. Renee is not your average community activist. She is a powerhouse from Ohio who has been passionately involved in her community for many years, but it's only in the past four years that she's truly made her mark. As an author, L. Renee has self-published four books, and her writing can also be found in the regular column she contributes to in Pretty Women Hustle Magazine. Her exceptional writing skills have earned her the highly recommended status in the International Association of Writers & Editors. L. Renee is a true entrepreneur. As a Certified Hypnotherapist, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and Reflexologist, she is also a highly sought-after Business Consultant, having shown over 1000 businesses how to scale to 7 figures. Her knowledge and expertise in essential services have not only made her a private real estate investor but also the proud owner of a 100-person call center in Central Ohio. What sets L. Renee apart is her drive to help her community build brands and break generational curses. She is passionate about making generational wealth the norm and not the exception, and her philosophy is that nobody said you couldn't look good doing it. L. Renee is an Ohio Buckeye, born and raised. She still resides in Ohio with her husband, James, and their Italian Mastiff, Kane, their children and their 2 beautiful granddaughters. Her personal life has always been as important to her as her professional one, and she is committed to creating a well-rounded and fulfilling life for herself and those around her. L. Renee is an inspiration to those around her. She is proof that with hard work, determination, and a true passion for helping others, anything is possible. IAPWE Recommendation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eVSmLWLald01G0mXOOa4EXXQDIDn-JKH/view?usp=sharing Urban Business Institute http://blackandinbusiness.com/author/latasha-chubb/ Feature in NY Weekly: Written by me https://nyweekly.com/business/stewart-beauty-and-barber-boutique-a-testimony-to-the-legacy-that-founder-l-renees-grandparents-built/ Political Writing: Muck Rack ( I no longer use this profile - the articles were from my work at DemCast as an activist/volunteer/podcaster. Please ignore links in bio. ) https://muckrack.com/mizzlrenee Founder/Contributor of Women of Knowledge & Empowerment Zone (W.O.K.E.) https://wokeauthorzone.wixsite.com/wokeauthors

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