Unplugging for a Day this weekend

The annual call to take a break from screens is sundown this Friday, March 4th to sundown Saturday, March 5th.

Unplugging flyerSouthborough Youth and Family Services is encouraging our community to take part in the National Day of Unplugging:

This unplugged initiative allows people to connect with friends and family without the distraction of the news, social media, and streaming services. It provides a dedicated time to do the things that bring you joy.

Participants are encouraged to help promote the event by printing and filling out an “I UNPLUG TO _____” sign (here) and posting a selfie with it on SYFS’ Facebook page. (See example below.)

SYFS isn’t just sharing examples of participants. They’re also sharing ideas on what residents can do with their screenless time. Below are some of the ideas they shared on Facebook:

  • Get Outside
  • Play Games (board games, card games, and/or puzzles)
  • Cook or Bake
  • Visit a Museum (click here for details on discount passes to museums, zoos, and grounds through the Library)
  • Grab Lunch or Dinner (dine in or takeout)
  • Read (You can stock up on free books at the Library)
  • Build an Epic Blanket Fort
  • An Unplugged Scavenger Hunt

Below are some more highlights from Facebook of  community members sharing their plans for unplugging, from knitting to snowboarding: 

Finn Principal Ryan "Craig" SPD's Sgt McCarthy At Mauro's Cafe

Fire Chief Achilles St. Matthew's Father Flynn Public Health's Dr. Alker Public Health Nurse Taylor West

SYFS' Dawn Wisbey Southborough Library's "Miss Kim" Select Board's Sam Stivers Ginny Martins

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