Think of it as a Digital Detox, the way you might eat fruit only, for a week, as a food cleanse, to give your body a break from all the sugar, fats, meat and other hard-to-digest ingredients of our modern diet.
This year, Screen Free Week is happening 30 April to 6 May. It was originally named TV-Turnoff Week, but has been expanded to include all the screens from which it seems so hard to tear ourselves away.
I know: for some of us it is impossible to go completely screen free: the screen might be part of our job description, moms need to receive timely mesages from school, and so on. But we can at least cut our screen time to the absolute minimum, cut all "recreational" use and focus our eyes at infinity instead of at 24 inches.
I'm looking forward to:
Use a few muscles other than the ones in my thumbs or index finger.
Bake bread; go to the library; garden; generally hang out with my children.
Do spring cleaning. In my case that's good for a Screen Free Month.
Go outside: barbeque - biking - badminton
Have a date with my mate.
Meet some neighbours.
Maybe even build a cello box.
What: you're still here?
Go away: let's get moving. Enjoy your screen-freedom, see you when it's over, May 7. Or not. We might like it so much we'll decide to extend our screen vacation.