National Day of Unplugging

Friday, March 3 is National Day of Unplugging

View from top of climb at Joshua Tree

Unplugging, or intentionally disconnecting from technology and the digital world, can have many benefits for both our physical and mental health.

Here are some of the key benefits:

  1. Reduced stress: Constant exposure to technology and digital distractions can lead to information overload, anxiety, and stress. By unplugging, we can give our brains a break and allow ourselves to relax and recharge.
  2. Better sleep: Exposure to the blue light emitted by electronic devices can interfere with our sleep patterns. By unplugging before bedtime, we can promote better sleep and wake up feeling more rested.
  3. Improved focus and productivity: Constant notifications and interruptions from technology can disrupt our ability to focus and be productive. By unplugging, we can eliminate distractions and get more work done in less time.
  4. Increased creativity: Unplugging can help us tap into our creative side by giving our minds the space to wander and explore new ideas.
  5. Stronger relationships: Technology can sometimes create a barrier between people, especially when we're constantly checking our devices. By unplugging, we can be more present and engaged with the people around us, which can help to strengthen our relationships.

Overall, unplugging can be a great way to prioritize our mental and physical health, reduce stress, and improve our quality of life.

We know we'll be spending this holiday in Joshua Tree, one of our favorite places to unplug.

Check out one of our favorites, Get Outside box to gift to someone who could unplug!

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