IDP Be Free: Responsible electronics consumption daily challenge for January
Bring Mindfulness to Your Electronics Use
Take the IDP Be Free challenge and power down for an hour each day, January 1-10
For the first ten days of January, the Interdependence Project — along with thousands of people worldwide — will take the Be Free pledge. For one hour each day — an hour of our choosing (during which we would normally keep our electronics on) — we promise to put down our cell phones, shut off our televisions and other electronics, and simply be present with whatever we’re doing. If we’re reading, we’ll just read. If we’re walking, we’ll walk. If we’re having dinner, we’ll eat, and we’ll learn to be fully present with whoever is in our company, even if we’re dining alone. It’s a one-hour mindfulness practice that takes place in life, not just on the cushion.
IDP Be Free is part of January’s Responsible eConsumption Month, during which we’ll be focusing our attention on becoming more discerning, aware, and careful about how and when we consume information and communication via telephone, cellphone, internet, radio, and television.
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