Log Out and Live #LOAL - Mother's Circle
Introducing Log Out and Live! Nick and I have teamed up with my brother and two friends with this movement to work toward finding more balance in our lives between "real life" and "virtual life." All around, we've been sensing an underlying frustration and angst among parents and families that somehow our lives are too dominated by technology. We find ourselves craving active play, no-screen family time, and person-to-person contact. Don't get us wrong - we love our gadgets and devices like everyone else, but we feel compelled to build greater connections face-to-face instead of through cyberspace. That's why we're launching Log Out and Live.® Why Log Out and Live? Our culture has shifted to being plugged-in, wired-up, and logged-on. News and information are not only available constantly, but the amount of content that bombards us by the minute is monumental. Log Out and Live® is all about breaking that binding tie to our devices and living more in line with what we value: family, human connections, physical activity and time outdoors. Whatever you love to do to stay fit, have fun, and feel happy, do more of it by logging out. Attachment to social media and our phones has become pervasive, habitual and it can remove us from the things that matter most. Are we living our lives or simply posting about it? Are we making real memories or just sharing almost-memories? At Log Out and Live, we’re not saying you shouldn’t enjoy social media or watching some online videos. We’re not suggesting you give up your devices. We’re focused on regaining a life where we look up and interact with the world in front of us and around us in real time, instead of streaming other lives on a screen. Here at Log Out and Live, we live what we value – time with family and friends and getting out there and living. Join us in promoting and practicing mindful unplugging. Instead of living in the glow of blue light and social media feeds, live in the sunshine and see life without looking through the lens of a phone or a filter. Live life unfiltered, live it truly, honestly and fully. Let’s connect in person, send a note or a letter, make a phone call to a long-ago friend. Unplug for a bit. Do it, take the challenge – Log Out and Live!
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