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You Asked For It - The ultimate guide to unplugging [infographic]

You Asked For It - The ultimate guide to unplugging [infographic] | Unplug | Scoop.it
Feel as though you're only living from one ping to the next, waiting for e-mails, texts, social media updates and digital whatnot? It's time to hit the power bottom and stop to smell the roses with...
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Do you feel stressed and hammered by the demands of technology? Well take heart here is a great infographic to help guide you as you seek balance in your daily life...


Check it out, print it off and tack it to your walls at home and at work. We can never have too many helpful tools in our lives.

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Smartphone Mindfulness Challenge: What Will You Miss in 48 Hours?

Smartphone Mindfulness Challenge: What Will You Miss in 48 Hours? | Unplug | Scoop.it
I originally purchased a smartphone years ago because my boss at the time would always be one step ahead of me when we were traveling. She wanted to discuss things with me that she had just seen on email.
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It's the buzz, right?  We seem to have a need to be connected all the time to the buzz, and doesn't even matter if the buzz is inane, does it?


Give Unplugging a try, even for just an hour or two. Put tech away for a little while and maybe head outdoors for a quiet walk. I know for me and maybe for you walking can be a life enriching experience even in a noisy city. Give it a try, you'll like it.

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50 things to do in Vancouver this Spring

50 things to do in Vancouver this Spring | Unplug | Scoop.it
50 things to do this in Vancouver this Spring
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Ok, so you don't live in Vancouver (neither do I ) but we all can use this list to spark our own imagination for things to do when we unplug...  :)

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3 Vital Steps to Conquer Information Overload

3 Vital Steps to Conquer Information Overload | Unplug | Scoop.it
If you spend time on the internet, the information super-highway has an off-ramp that dumps directly into your brain.
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The Disease of Being Busy

The Disease of Being Busy | Unplug | Scoop.it
Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing?
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It's almost impossible to not get caught in the distraction trap. Everywhere we turn something is waving at us, something is pleading for our attention and focus.


Take a moment (yes I'm waving for your attention) to read this post, you'll be glad you did.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:23 PM

And the article is not just about adults.

 

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Mindfulness Practice Deepens Dialogue

Mindfulness Practice Deepens Dialogue | Unplug | Scoop.it
Deep in the middle of another frigid February with record snowfall, I jumped into my bright red Honda to take a 500 mile drive to a remote meditation center. The trip was my first expedition into the unknown continent of meditation and Mindfulness Practice, it wouldn’t be my last. As I drove up the snowy …
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Developing a mindfulness practice will aid you in developing focus and in quieting your mind. Few things in life are as simple as this practice.

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Expand Each Moment - Embracing Silence

Expand Each Moment - Embracing Silence | Unplug | Scoop.it
Between each thought in our mind is space and moment, We can expand that space, expand that moment by Embracing Silence.
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Our minds are a jumble of images and ideas that seem at times to flow with the force of water cascading forth at a dizzily high waterfall.

 

We've forgotten how beneficial setting aside time for silence can be not only for ourselves but also for our friends, family and for our work as well.

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'End of Absence': Author says technology is threatening introspection

'End of Absence': Author says technology is threatening introspection | Unplug | Scoop.it
Michael Harris' epiphany came when, as a writer at Vancouver Magazine, he looked at his computer screen and saw 14 open windows while his smartphone was buzzing almost nonstop. What attention he had left was bouncing back and forth between the two. In that moment, he says, he realized he was everywhere and nowhere at once.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:24 PM

We need to create space for mindfulness and introspection to occur.

 

 

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The Mobile Web Revolution

http://digitalsplashmedia.com/ Internet usage on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets grew enormously in 2011 and is set to grow even more in 2012 and…
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A Voice For Unplugging - Recharge Refresh Restore

A Voice For Unplugging - Recharge Refresh Restore | Unplug | Scoop.it
I came across this video earlier this morning and thought you all might enjoy it. It’s a fine rant about unplugging and enjoying what’s going on in the present moment. (note: some strong language). It’s easy to get caught up in the Social Media buzz train, but until we step back and look around we …
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Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Technology

Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Technology | Unplug | Scoop.it
Ever felt overwhelmed by email, addicted to your SmartPhone, or inundated with social media? Most of us have, but what to do about it? A tech detox isn't practical, neither is living without
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▶ Look Up From Your Phone. - by Gary Turk - YouTube

▶ Look Up From Your Phone. - by Gary Turk - YouTube | Unplug | Scoop.it

"'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk."

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How Meditation Can Improve Your Career

How Meditation Can Improve Your Career | Unplug | Scoop.it

"For those unfamiliar with the centuries-old practice, meditation has moved way beyond the hippy-dippy. The medical community has also acknowledged meditation as a legitimate healing tool, with the Mayo Clinic calling it “mind-body complementary medicine” that’s a proven method for stress relief."

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How to Unplug While You Are on Vacation

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"For the last few years I’ve taken a short sabbatical each summer. I’m looking to rest and focus on intense relational time with Gail. The challenge is unplugging from the Matrix. Anyone who’s attempted it can relate to the difficulty."

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Turn off the screens.

Turn off the screens. | Unplug | Scoop.it
March 23 – 29, 2015 is Unplug and Play week, a campaign by ParticipACTION. Join other Canadian families who took the pledge to #UnplugAndPlay for at least 60 minutes a day. The ParticipACTION website has a host of resources and … Continue reading →
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What a great idea, Unplug and Play week, The heck with having time set aside for just kids to unplug and play, let's have a week for everyone to unplug and play.


If we want to show other it's more then ok to unplug than adults need to start setting the example for future generations.Let's all unplug more and become an example to those around us.

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Durex Presents the Ultimate Smartphone Innovation: Off Button

Durex Presents the Ultimate Smartphone Innovation: Off Button | Unplug | Scoop.it
This is how you can reconnect with your partner!
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Let's all pay more attention to each other... what do you say?

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How To Be Optimistic: 4 Steps Backed By Research

How To Be Optimistic: 4 Steps Backed By Research | Unplug | Scoop.it
“ Everyone says you should be positive... but how? Here what science has to say about how to be optimistic.”
Via Bobby Dillard
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 7, 5:47 PM

What if we looked forward to going to work, going to school, and living in general? It would make such a difference.

 

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I Lived for 90 Days in New York City Without Internet, Computer or a Cell Phone

I Lived for 90 Days in New York City Without Internet, Computer or a Cell Phone | Unplug | Scoop.it
From October 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, I ran a rather peculiar experiment... traveling from Paris to New York, and spending 90 days there without Internet, computer or a cell phone. Why? I needed to disconnect in order to better reconnect in a hy...
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Being able to connect to the world is great but, when we are connected we often miss out on sights and people all around us. Try for a balance in your life and from time to time look up at the people and the world.


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Unplugging Ourselves and Avoiding Overexposure

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Unplugging Ourselves from the always-on world we now inhabit is essential to our creative and innovative selves.
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Finding a balance between quiet and the constant always-on state we currently find ourselves both at work and at home can be a challenge.


Getting that balance need not be something we only wish for, take 5 minutes every 90 minutes or so to close your eyes and breathe deeply. Fall this mini routine for a week and I think you'll agree that more energy and better focus will come your way.

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Why Unplugging During Holidays is Imperative for Your Health

Why Unplugging During Holidays is Imperative for Your Health | Unplug | Scoop.it
Studies show that time away from work improves both health & productivity. This year, learn how to use your to do list for a guilt-free, unplugged holiday.
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Five Ways to Unplug in Washington, DC - Traveling Mom

Five Ways to Unplug in Washington, DC - Traveling Mom | Unplug | Scoop.it
Doing Washington, DC the "unwired" way is fun for the entire family. Check out these unplugged activities and attractions.
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Not Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Tempo

Not Work-Life Balance, Work-Life Tempo | Unplug | Scoop.it
Work-life balance does not cut it any longer. Instead, work-life tempo creates a better flow.

 

" Tempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today"

Tempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpufTempo is about movement and flow, doing the right mix of activities to deliver and achieve in purpose. Life and work are tangled today. - See more at: http://www.thindifference.com/2014/11/08/work-life-balance-work-life-tempo/#sthash.XmD7kvEE.dpuf
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When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen

When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen | Unplug | Scoop.it
Checking Facebook has become a chore for us but it doesn't have to be that way. Check out these things that'll happen once you stop checking Facebook!
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You'll Definitely Want To Look Up Some Jokes After Reading This -

You'll Definitely Want To Look Up Some Jokes After Reading This - | Unplug | Scoop.it
I had no idea that laughter was so important! It is something of a mystery about why we laugh. We don’t consciously engage in laughter. We can’t really control it! Not much is known for why we laugh, but we do know that it activates many parts of our body – and in a positive …
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Overwhelmed? Here’s the remedy.

Overwhelmed? Here’s the remedy. | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed, drowning or being buried alive? Do you know anyone today that doesn’t feel this way? Anyone? Neither do I! Well okay, maybe the neighbor’s dog!"

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Is There Such a Thing as Social Media Overload?

Is There Such a Thing as Social Media Overload? | Unplug | Scoop.it
You'd be surprised by how many hours you may spend plugged into social media.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 2014 8:47 PM
There is and it is not just amongst the students. I watched "educators" who used digital technologies and social media far more than they should have. Adults can set the example and help students gain insight into using digital technologies and social media in healthy ways. @ivon_ehd1