Unplug with Us

February 23 - February 29, 2020

"We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our devices." They said it so well. The National Day of Unplugging is March 6, 2020, so RecWell invites you to UNPLUG.

What do we mean?!

  • Americans spend an average of 5 hours on technology daily. 
  • A good balance of time spent on and off technology is beneficial to both physical and mental health. Studies prove that. 
  • Research also indicates that exercise can improve sleep, decrease feelings of depression, help protect against feelings of anxiety, boost self-confidence, and improve focus and productivity.
  • Disconnect from technology and come hang out with us! 

With something for everyone, Recreation & Wellness offers multiple opportunities to get involved, be active, and live healthy. Use those 5 "unplugged" hours each day doing something good for you, and just enjoy the world and people around you! Whatever you take away, we hope that you get involved, be active, and live healthy.


2020 activities coming soon!

Learn the Facts

We know there are pros; we know there are cons. Everyone's talking about it. So, we did some research and pulled together some data, articles, and facts so you can learn more about it. 

Find something you'd like to share with us? Let us know by emailing rec@gvsu.edu

Save these cards and share them on your social accounts to let others know you're taking a break! 

Gone Adventuring

Gone Biking

Gone Climbing

Gone Cooking

Gone Dancing

Gone Exercising

Gone Playing

Gone Reading

Gone Walking

Gone Offline

Share your Story

Free Stuff

This wouldn't be a marketing campaign with all the goodies, would it? But, more than that - a good balance of time spent on and off technology is beneficial. While we know you don't need incentives to do what's best for your physical and mental health, it doesn't hurt! 

Complete the UNPLUGGED form and share your REC story to be entered into a drawing for free swag. It'll be a surprise though. T-shirt? Water bottle? Gift cards? You won't know until you win. 

How do you UNPLUG?

We want to hear from you!

  • Did you participate in any of our programs or events over the last 2 weeks?
  • Did you learn anything new about Recreation & Wellness?
  • How has spending less time on social media or with technology helped you? 
  • Have you done anything else recently to unplug? 

Take the survey

Why do you REC?

Or, maybe you participate with us year-round. If you haven't already told us why you participate in RecWell programs, services, or events, we'd love to hear from you! Share your story to help encourage and motivate others to keep moving.

Let us know how RecWell has made an impact on you! 

Share your RecWell story

Read others' RecWell stories

Campus Locations

You can also share your story at the below campus locations. Fill out the card, hang it up, take a photo! 

Ashley Wright

"I unplug to be in the now. At work, I spend the majority of my day staring at a screen and on..."

Rachel Kure

"I have found that social media had almost taken over my life. I was missing so many fun and..."

Emma Ammond

"I unplug to focus on what is in front of me and to give my self some time to appreciate..."

Mitch Eastlick

"Officiating sports helps me to unplug from the world and focus on that moment or play..."

Megan Dunlop

"I unplug to reconnect with nature, live in the moment, and remember what I'm grateful for..."

Tess Swastek

"I unplug to focus on what is currently going on in my life. I would being doing something..."

Cody Grice

"I unplug because I enjoy being free of distractions and keeping life simple. I avoid most forms of..."

Karlee Brower

"I unplug to better focus on my school work, as I am able to better focus and get homework and projects done on time. By unplugging, I am able to connect with people face to face and get to know them in real life, not just over social media...."

Hien Nguyen

"You cannot pour water from an empty cup. I unplug to check in with myself, and leave spaces..."

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