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National Day of Unplugging

The New York Times wrote an article last year entitled, “And on the Sabbath, the iPhone Shall Rest.” On March 4th, 2011, from Sunset to Sunset is the National Day of Unplugging. I’ve written about taking time to rest and am happy to see that there is a movement encouraging people to take a break from the business of life. The group behind this day is called Sabbath Manifesto. They adhere to ten principles for this day:

  1. Avoid technology
  2. Connect with loves ones
  3. Nurture your health
  4. Get outside
  5. Avoid commerce
  6. Light candles
  7. Drink wine
  8. Eat bread
  9. Find silence
  10. Give back

For myself I’d substitute the wine for grape juice; but other than that I think these principles are wonderful. I plan to observe this day next weekend, it follows along well with my weekly routine of resting every Sabbath.

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