National Day of Unplugging

If you haven’t heard yet, National Day of Unplugging is quickly approaching. The date is set for March 1st to 2nd, 2013 and is meant, per their website (http://www.nationaldayofunplugging.com), to allow us to have a day of rest from all the electronic hyperactivity that has become so common in our daily lives. Articles are published on an almost daily basis about this beast of burden that has recently entered our lives and continues to overwhelm us, forever leaving us wishing for some downtime once in a while.

As I’ve written many times over the past year, and as I’m sure you’re aware, our lives weren’t like this 15 years ago. Beside the odd cell phone some of us carried and the new email and web phenomena that was coming into existence, we were basically free from the electronic world of socializing and actually had to call people or make plans and meet face to face to get our daily dose of socialization. And it was our CHOICE to socialize or not. Where have those days gone…

Look at our lives now. We go on vacation and our boss contacts us via email. We try to have an early night and find ourselves checking our social media, texts, emails, etc. resulting in a not so early night. We wake up and the first thing we do is check our electronic messages. Why? Because we’re afraid we’re missing something that might be important. More simply put, because we have no way of telling people, up until now, that we’re simply unavailable.

But what if, just what if you could tell some you were unreachable regardless of the medium while letting others know which medium to reach you on? What if you could disconnect for an hour or a day or a week and know that you’d still see the important stuff from the people that mattered while being able to ignore all the rest of the incoming data feeds. I think we would all welcome that. I would hazard to guess that some of you would love to participate in the National Day of Unplugging but are concerned about missing something because you’re unable to let your friends, family and colleagues know that you’re unplugged. Well guess what, ranjeR is exactly what you’re looking for.

You see, ranjeR provides you with a mechanism to be unavailable altogether, to be available to whom you choose and through which method you’re available. Say no to your boss and your mother-in-law but say yes to your spouse and your kids. Your time is yours to spend how you choose and no one else’s. Read a book. Have a nap. Go gardening. And never worry you’re going to miss something important. Take back your freedom and eliminate the slavery to the electronic world. Be good and ranjeR on.

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