Can You Go 24 Hours Without Tech?

Can You Go 24 Hours Without Tech?

Can you go 24 hours without tech? If you had can up go 24 hours without your tech? Most people can go 24 hours without plugging in if forced. A friend of mine got sick of her kids being on the computer, watching television, playing videos and being on their cell phones all the time. She decided that her whole family was going to get reacquainted with one another. The whole family was going to go without all of their tech for 24 hours.

At first, this was just an idea my friend had hoping that her family would go along with it. Well, having three teenage boys who seem to be glued to their tech devices and one girl whom just can’t live without her iPod, and a husband who was worse than the kids, none of them agreed, to her idea when asked.

Made to Go Without Tech for 24

Well, my friend being the person was, was going to make her family do this whether they wanted to or not. She felt like her whole family was a little do addicted to their tech. So during the night while everyone slept she took everything even televisions and locked it all in their garage. She was the only one who had a key to the garage.

Locking everything in the garage may seem a little drastic but my friend wanted to prove a point to her family including her husband. They could go one day without it and still live. Besides all of that, she wanted her family to spend some time together and still was her last resort.

A Closer Family Without Tech

You can imagine what happened in the morning when her whole family realized what she had done. At first, they thought they were robbed. However, she told them what she had done and why she did it. No one was getting anything back for 24 hours. They were complaining and fighting at first. After all the complaining was over and done with her family did spend the day doing thing together that they normally would not have it they had their tech.

Her whole family did end up enjoying themselves. They read a book out loud to one another. The played board games and told each other stories. They cooked together and ended up having much fun. They had so much fun that now once a month they all go without their tech, and they plan out what they are going to do together.

Can you go 24 for without your tech? Would you go to the lengths that my friend did, to prove your family could go 24 hours without it?

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  1. Sandy KS

    Yes,I can go over 34 hours with no technology. I did when I was on vaction. As most of the time I was staying in a house with no power. My smartphone did not work in the area either. I slept a lot.

  2. Gil Camporazo

    It is not impossible. Our place was once visited by a strong typhoon. Every tree, electric lines were toppled down. We had no power for several days, yet my children, my family enjoyed without the computer, without their cell phones.

    1. BrendaMarieFluhartyClapp Post author

      Yes, it is possible but we are used to having them and using them all the time. Some people adapt better than other to not having them.

    2. Gil Camporazo

      Well, if they couldn’t do away with it, they may resort to solar power to energize their laptop, cellphones, and other electric gadgets just to be with them.

  3. Rex Trulove

    I have an do, at least to a point. The only ‘vacation’ we take is a few days to a week out camping. There is no electricity and it isn’t even a regulated camp site. It is primitive camping, where you pitch a tent, build a fire pit and go from there. During those few days to a week, we have cell phones for emergencies only and the pickup, which could be considered ‘tech’, but other than that, the nearest thing to tech that we have is our propane camp stove and propane lantern. I’d call that low tech rather than high tech. My 33 year old daughter doesn’t have a problem doing this and she was raised that way. My grandkids, though, would have more difficulties. They haven’t been around gampa enough. 🙂

  4. Gina145

    I’d find it really hard and I can’t see myself making the choice to go 24 hours with no technology, but I’m sure I could do it if I had to.

    1. BrendaMarieFluhartyClapp Post author

      I know many people who use it for work so, they would find it very hard to go without for a long time. But, sometimes we should walk away from it for awhile at least.

  5. Marsha Cooper

    I can, but I sure don’t like it!
    My daughter and her family take Sunday evenings with no technology and make crafts and play board games as a family. It’s not 24 hours, but I think it’s awesome.
    I recently was on a mission trip and had no wifi, and very spotty mobile service. I finally put my phone on airplane mode.
    I was not without technology though as I used my phone to take tons of pictures and videos while on the trip. I also took my tablet along and on our down times or when I couldn’t sleep, I played solitaire on it.

  6. Pat Z Anthony

    This is something some do on a regular basis for various reasons. More should give it a try and reconnect with the breathing creatures around them.

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