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Disconnect to reconnect with a free Digital Detox box

Published: Fri 16 Sep 2016 01:57 PM
Disconnect to reconnect with a free Digital Detox box
16 September 2016
New Zealand’s first city-wide Digital Detox is taking place on 2 October 2016, and to make taking a break from technology even easier All Right? is giving away free personal Digital Detox boxes.
Sue Turner, All Right? manager, says Digital Detox boxes encourage flowing conversations, a strange sense of calmness, and lead to unexpected free time.
“All you need to do is tuck your phone inside and enjoy the moment,” says Ms Turner.
As well as Digital Detox boxes for individuals, All Right? has also provided larger Digital Detox boxes to city cafes so people can enjoy each other’s company or simply savour the moment.
Sue Turner says the Digital Detox is all about encouraging people to think about how we’re using technology.
“It’s not about throwing our phones away or swearing off technology for good. It’s simply a chance to take a break, do something fun and find the balance that feels just right.
“For most of us, unplugging completely is unrealistic. Sometimes there are simply calls to take, texts or emails to answer and moments we want to capture. The challenge is learning to embrace technology, while not letting it take over every minute. In short, how can we switch off and recharge?” says Ms Turner.
Canterbury’s Digital Detox is on Sunday 2 October, 10am-2pm. Register at www.allright.org.nz/detox.
To order a free Digital Detox box go to http://www.cph.co.nz/resource_list.php?mc=118=119 or visit one of over 20 Christchurch cafes.
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