Confession: I once went over a week without checking Facebook, and thought little of it even though it was an unusual thing for me. So setting an intention for a Facebook-less week as part of the Responsible (e)Consumption Month challenge might seem like a cop-out. But the difference between that week and this week lies in that key word: intention.
I'm nothing if not ambitious. The idea behind the Responsible (e)Consumption Month Challenge is to unplug from your multitude of electronic devices for at least one hour per day and reconnect with the emotions, thoughts, sensations (or lack thereof) for a time, as a way to cultivate mindfulness. I decided to take it a but further for my debut – I've been turning off my phone completely for the past few days.