Turn That Device Off!: March 6-7 is National Day of Unplugging

The "National Day of Unplugging" is a 24-hour period, from sundown to sundown, and starts on the first Friday in March. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)
The “National Day of Unplugging” is a 24-hour period, from sundown to sundown, and starts on the first Friday in March. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)

It’s “National Day of Unplugging” and the world is your unplugged oyster, nostalgically longing for your pre-iPhone self. Don’t remember who that is? Let us help you with a list of seven things to do when you’re unplugged.

1. “Like” a picture the old-fashioned way

The National Day of Unplugging starts tonight at sundown, until sundown Saturday, encouraging a lifestyle change to let go of your cellphone or iPad once in a while.

So head to your local museum or gallery to appreciate beauty in-person. Just don’t double-tap the paintings to “heart” them.

2. Write a birthday card instead of a wall post

To go beyond friendships that have an “unattached cohesion that Facebook created,” how about pre-writing a couple birthday cards for the special people in your life? You probably forgot their birthdays, so you can log in to Facebook after Saturday sundown to confirm their date of birth.

3. Ask, don’t text, someone out

Comedian Aziz Ansari was right: Texting has ruined dating. Trying to get to know people as a single person is now centered on making or failing to make plans via texting.

“It’s like you’re a secretary for this really shoddy organization scheduling the dumbest stuff with the flakiest people ever,” he told Conan O’Brien in 2013.

If the person you ask out doesn’t like you, just swipe them away.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Susanna Kim

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