The power of being unplugged

The power of being unplugged

There are enormous benefits in ‘unplugging’ for a day, argues MPower Director Mark Lyndon-Jones (inset on picture above).

The first day of this month was recently inaugurated ‘Global Unplugging Day’!

This was aimed at helping people take a 24-hour respite from technology, to inspire us to have a healthier life/tech balance by taking an hour, or even a full day, away from technology!

Can you imagine that? In today’s fast-paced and tech-driven world, it can be challenging to find moments of solace and tranquillity.

Deliberately ‘unplugging’ from technology for a time can offer numerous benefits that rejuvenate our minds, bodies, and overall well-being.

Mental clarity and improved focus

Unplugging allows us to reclaim our attention and regain mental clarity.

By stepping away from screens and notifications, we give ourselves the space to focus on the present moment.

Enhanced social connections

While technology has connected us in unprecedented ways, it can also inadvertently distance us from genuine human interactions.

By unplugging, we create opportunities to foster authentic connections encouraging us to be fully present with others.


Read the whole article in context in the March 2024 issue of Direction Magazine.

Direction Magazine

Direction is the official monthly publication of the Elim Pentecostal Churches in the UK, and is packed with all Elim's latest news, inspiration, vision and teaching. Find the latest edition and many back issues of Direction here.

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