Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Take a Much Needed Break from Your Phone and Reboot at Capitol Park

We have all become very dependent on our phones. For most, the first thing they do in the morning when they wake up, is check their cell phone. Barely anyone wears a watch anymore, and if they do, it’s as a fashionable accessory rather than a functional item. We obsessively check social media and document our life through it. We plan our week on our phone. We play games on it. We avoid interacting with strangers in uncomfortable situations by looking at it. Hell, some people even use it as their wallet! It’s pretty crazy when you start to really think about how attached we are to our phones. Well, here is a chance to cut ties with your phone and take a break, even if it is just for an hour or so.

This Friday, Capitol Park in Detroit is hosting an event called Reboot. It is a chance for you to give yourself a much needed break from your cell phone and remember what the real world is like. They are asking patrons to put their phone in a “cell phone sleeping bag” for just an hour, unless you like it so much you decide to part ways for a little longer. Instead, chat with people in real life, play games, color in adult coloring books, do a puzzle, or just relax and watch the world around you. We know, this might seem like a crazy idea to some, but we’re sure that your text messages will all still be there after, and Instagram and Facebook will still be there too!

Friday’s event will take place from 4 until 8 p.m. in Capitol Park, located on Griswold between Shelby and State. If you can’t make it out this Friday, you will also be able to Reboot on Friday, August 17th and August 31st. Or here’s an even crazier idea; you can even take a break from your phone all on your own! Yeah, we’re not quite there yet either. So, head to Capitol Park and we’ll all do it together. You can do this! We have faith in you!


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