National Day of Unplugging

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National Day of Unplugging in USA in 2023
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About National Day of Unplugging

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Dates of National Day of Unplugging
2023 USA Friday, March 3rdNational Day of Unplugging
2022 USA Friday, March 4thNational Day of Unplugging
2021 USA Friday, March 5thNational Day of Unplugging
2020 USA Friday, March 6thNational Day of Unplugging
2019 USA Friday, March 1stNational Day of Unplugging
Summary
Being on our electronic devices too much can be bad for our health. This day is to encourage to take some digital downtime.

To say we live in a connected, high-speed world is a bit of an understatement. Sometimes, we can miss what’s happening right in front of us while we are hyper-connected to friends, family and strangers on social media. The National Day of Unplugging was created to spend time away from our screens for 24 hours and instead spend time in nature, connecting with loved ones, and relaxing.

National Day of Unplugging takes places over 24 hours from sunset on the first Friday in March.

To coincide with National Day of Unplugging, an annual call to take a 24-hour technology break, TRUCE Software surveyed 1,500 employees across varying occupations nationwide to gauge how smart devices are influencing their workday. In addition to the above findings, the survey identified both counter-productive and unsafe behaviors regarding mobile device usage on the job, including:

  • Lingering in the car, the restroom or taking an extended break to finish reading or watching something on a phone before returning to work (57%).
  • Taking work-related calls while driving to or from work (51%).
  • Hiding a phone while in a meeting to continue to check messages or text with a coworker (24%)
  • Tripping, bumping into something or someone, or experiencing another embarrassing misstep while looking at a phone (18%).

How You Should Celebrate: Create an at-home self care day for yourself, where you purposefully put away your phone and computer, and instead read a book, bake, pick up a creative hobby or do a face mask. 

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