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"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?!
With something for everyone, Recreation & Wellness offers multiple opportunities to do so. Become more mindful of your time and better balance it with exercising, having meaningful conversations, spending time outdoors, playing sports, or anything else that enhances your overall health and wellbeing. Use those extra "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.
While our Unplugged campaign typically lasts a week during the academic year, we understand that there's great value in unplugging more often than that. That's why we hope this concept becomes top-of-mind past this campaign. There's so many things happening around us and ways to disconnect from technology.
Save these cards and share them on your social accounts to let others know you're taking a break!
We know there are pros; we know there are cons. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
We want to hear from you!
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!
This wouldn't be a marketing campaign without 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! Tell us why you unplug 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.
"I unplug on the weekends to be more present and enjoy my time off and spend it with friends, family, and..."
"I unplug by turning off my phone and computer to let myself go outside and enjoy our natural spaces...."
"I unplug to reconnect with nature, live in the moment, and remember what I'm grateful for..."
"I unplug to better focus on my school work, as I am able to better focus and get homework and..."
"You cannot pour water from an empty cup. I unplug to check in with myself, and leave spaces..."
"I unplug to focus on what is in front of me and to give my self some time to appreciate..."
"I unplug by always keeping my phone on silent so I am not distracted every time it dings or..."
The Wanderheart Project has graciously provided all of us with a GVSU discount this entire week (and the sweatshirts are soooo soft). Enjoy 25% off with the code UNPLUGGEDGV from Sun, Feb 23 through Sat, Feb 29.
Happy People Hike generously shared some giveaway swag items with us - to share with you!
If you're interested in partnering on this campaign, please complete this form. Partnership includes: