Friday, September 13, 2013

** Join Me In A Tech Timeout! **

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are 100% my own.
I was given the opportunity to participate in the TECH TIME OUT campaign with Foresters and Mom Bloggers Club. During this campaign I had to take a time out from all technology one hour a day from Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 8th. Easy enough right? I thought it would be. However, I recently acquired my very first smartphone (Yes, I know! I am extremely late!) and we've become quite attached! Not for the talking or texting aspect, but the ease of access to email and social media. (I have such at attachment to instagram!) So this was a gentle reminder to put down the phone, turn off the electronics and go have some fun; actually connect and become 100% present, for at least an hour a day.
Exactly what is a TECH TIMEOUT?

The Tech Timeout™ challenge encourages families to take a daily break from technology. Participating families are encouraged to disconnect from all things electronic with the goal of helping spouses, parents and children build stronger bonds, communicate more personally and get more involved in each other's lives.
Sound like something that you're interested in? You can join in too! Just head over here, and sign the pledge like the one below. It's that simple!
Then, just get out in have fun -- or stay in and have fun! Stop and smell the roses, go to the beach, play a board game, go to a game, whatever it is just have some fun! :) But what's important is that you disconnect from technology and connect with each other! Do you need some ideas? Here are a few, or you can even make a list of your own! I think I may start to make a Bucket List for each season (like the one that I made here.)

Are you going to give it a try? If so, what are you going to do this weekend during your TECH TIMEOUT? This weekend is the start of baseball for us, so I will pay attention to the entire game and head out to the beach while the weather is still nice!
Have a great weekend! And remember to have fun! ;)

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