I sometimes wonder if I could completely unplug for a week. Just last week we were without power for one night and that was overwhelming enough. Although I did enjoy a quiet night with my family and the smell of candles lit throughout the house. I work hard to unplug when my kids are around, but I have to admit that they have all said at one time or another "Mom – when are you getting off the computer".
So instead of unplugging this week, I have made a promise to unplug for exercise each day – and at night when my kids are home from activities. I enjoy "pre" bedtime – it is a nightly ritual where we get to read or just spend time together.
But the question is, can anyone really unplug for a WHOLE WEEK? AdBusters had a listing of articles that showed the downside of the online life. One of the links was to a New York Times article titled "8 Hours a Day Spent on Screens, Study Finds ".