Digital Sisterhood Unplugged Weekend Initiative (#DSUnplugged) was launched in 2011 to encourage women to slow down and take a break from their digital lives and electronic devices once a month. The break could be 5 to 15 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, a half-day, a full day, or an entire weekend. It’s up to each woman to choose and commit to a timeframe that works best for her.
If you’d like to participate in the #DSUnplugged Weekend Initiative in 2014, check out the schedule and list of resources below. Use the resources to unplug and to create your own digital wellness plan. Use the #DSUnplugged hashtag to share your plans, comments, and questions on the Digital Sisterhood Network Facebook and Twitter pages.
Schedule of #DSUnplugged Weekends
- January 25-26
- February 22-23
- March 29-30
- April 26-27
- May 24-25
- June 28-29
- July 19-20
- August 30-31
- September 27-28
- October 25-26
- November 29-30
- December 27-28
#DSUnplugged Weekend Resources
- DSN Tips on How to Create A Digital Wellness Plan
- Digital Sisterhood Unplugged Weekend Pinterest Board
- ReadySetPause.com by Amy Jo Martin (2013 Digital Sister of the Year – Flowista)
- Digital Warriorship by Gwen Bell (2012 Digital Sister of the Year – Flowista)
- Sharon Salzberg’s Unplug: For an Hour a Day, or a Weekend [with audio sample – you can purchase meditation, workbook, and cards)
- Fast Company’s “#Unplug: Baratunde Thurston Left The Internet For 25 Days, And You Should, Too”
- Fast Company’s #Unplug Guide
- Mindful Magazine’s Take Control of Your Tech Habits and downloadable free chart
- Mindful Magazine’s A User’s Guide to Living Well in Screenworld
- Tricycle article about Digital Warriorship by Gwen Bell
- Christie Glascoe Crowder’s “Going Off the Grid” – Planning and (Surviving) a Digital Sabbatical article on TypeAParent.com
- WAMH.com’s How to Unplug from Your Digital Life article
- Danielle LaPorte’s tips on taking a digital hiatus
- Femmenation.com’s How to Get Socially Fat by Going on a Digital Diet by Kris Parfitt
- It’s Time for a Digital Sabbatical by Courtney Carver
- Enrich Your Life – Go on a Digital Sabbatical by Prime Sarmiento
- Digital Sabbatical by Warrior Dave
- Step Away From the Smartphone: How to Go on a Digital Diet by Barbara Findlay Schenck
- USTATODAY.com’s Five readers go on digital diet, and live to write about it by Olivia Barker
- WashingtonPost.com’s The Digital Diet: How to break free of your smartphone and other gadgets by Daniel Sieberg
- 31 Days of Spring-Cleaning: Go on a Digital Diet by Kristy Korcz
- CNN.com’s Does life online give you ‘popcorn brain’? by Elizabeth Cohen
- CreativeMarketing.com’s Social Media Fast: Unplug without Feeling Disconnected by Sasha Novikov
- Really Know Yourself by Making a Date with Yourself by Dr. Zeena Merchant-Syal (2012 Digital Sister of the Year – Flowista)
- GentleLivingOnline.com’s 25 Self-Care Tips for the Body & Soul
- HealthyYouNow.com’s Black Women’s Guide for Better Self-Care
- NewLatina.com’s Taking Care of the Whole You by Angelica Perez
- Dr. Oz’s Self Care and Balance article on Oprah.com
- PsychologyToday.com’s 17 Self-Care Tips from the Experts
- PsychCentral.com’s 3 Self-Care Strategies to Transform Your Life
- Cheryl Richardson’s The Art of Extreme Self-Care book and web site
One last thing!
When you unplug, you become a Flowista.
A Flowista is a woman who unplugs from her digital and tech devices for periods of time so she can recharge and take care of herself!
Click here to learn more about becoming a Flowista.
And remember to celebrate your Flowista self!