Amelia Klein Talks About National Day Of Unplugging

podsquare_LAmelia Klein of Rebooters talks about the National Day of Unplugging.  Are you addicted to your digital devices? Do you take your computer, smart phone, and tablet on vacation with you? Would you like to unplug, even for a while? Paul chats with Ameila Klein, associate director of Reboot a national non-profit for young Jewish creative people, but you don’t have to be Jewish to love this website or to participate in some of their programs. Like the National Day of Unplugging, scheduled for March 7-8, 2014.  “The idea is rooted in the Jewish concept of the Sabbath,” says Klein. “The 25-hour period of rest between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday.” The group endeavors to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of our digital consumption and how it affects our lives. Klein acknowledges the benefits of our modern technologies. “It’s about creating a balance,” she says. “Think about how much you rely on your digital devices. Then plan some unconnected time. You may want to plan a certain time each day to unplug. You may be on vacation and decide to play board games instead of be on your iPad.”  The concept of unplugging has attracted so much attention that some hotels and resorts now offer to collect your digital devices during your stay and offer connected-free vacations. Klein encourages us all to disconnect during this year’s National Day of Unplugging, March 7-8. Are you up to the challenge? Learn more at www.nationaldayofunplugging.com.