Mission

A Morning Without Technology for at least five hours, one day a year, is our mission.

I Need a Break!

Smartphone addiction can not only potentially break down our personal relationships, but it can drain our energy as we frantically search for the next thing to search for.  If you’ve reached the point where you realise you need a break, it is a good time to start making rules about where and when you (and your family) will use smartphones.  A morning with no technology allows us to take a small, significant step towards being in control of our smartphone addiction.

Our Mission: A Morning Without Technology

When we spend a morning with no technology, we realise that it is possible to do and has amazing benefits.  Our mission is to hold one morning a year without technology.  You can scale this up to one morning a month, a week, or one hour a day – perhaps during supper.

In your own world, you can make our future generations aware that there is a whole wide world outside of our smartphones, video games and tablets.  A world that still has much wonder an mystery and deserves a look every now and then.  They can learn the value of human interaction, and how it can and should be supplemented by technology, not replaced by it.

We all need a break from our smartphone addiction every so often to connect (or re-connect as the case may be) with the beauty of the world around us.  We guarantee that you will find it a very rewarding experience once you have worked past the withdrawal symptoms!

Why We Do This

The Mood Off Day is an idea. An idea born out of the startling transformation witnessed in the world around us. We were just a bunch of nine-to-fivers trying to worm their way up the ladder of success, but every now and then we sat back and wondered whether society could keep up pace with the pace of technological innovation. Retarding the proliferation of technology seemed inherently futile (Don’t get us wrong. We love technology. Technology fills our bank accounts!), but we thought the breakneck pace of technology around us could do with a momentary pause and a deep breath every now and then.

Need a Break From Smartphone Addiction?

A study by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology published in June 2011 suggest that Smartphone users often check their phones for periods peaking at thirty seconds approximately every ten minutes. An hour a day just checking our smartphones, not even using them…

If you need a break from your smartphone addiction, join us!

Corporate Supporters

  • LifeWise
  • Why Bankruptcy Rocks TV

Business Supporters

  • Smart Solutions
  • Byron PC Help

Personal Supporters

  • Real Mums
  • Mandy Nolan
  • Clay and Shauna Sauer
  • Tim E.D
  • Erik Bigalk
  • Kat Aoki
  • Heinz Duthel

Testimonials

  • "The fun stuff comes from real life itself; if you just switch off, put away expectations and sit back and watch, it's hilarious! Way better than LOL Cats! "
    –Amanda Cox Real Mums
  • "I habitually turn my phone off when in meetings and during meals. Nothing is worse than to go to meet someone and they are busy taking calls when we are supposed to connect or to let one's meals or time with family and children be interrupted by calls and messages."
    –Michael D. Russo Why Bankruptcy Rocks
  • "As a TV host, I can certainly understand the need in taking a time out more often than not in the world of technology. We have got to a point in society where a friend is replaced with something hand held, I join with moodoff day in taking just a little bit of our sensibilities and safety back!"
    –TIM E.D
  • "I wish we could have a moodoff day every month. What a great concept! Families need to reconnect and the only way to do it is to put your phone away and communicate the old fashioned way....face to face."
    –Shauna Sauer
  • "According to our research, texting and using our mobiles while driving has become part of normal everyday activity that most people do not even realise the risks they are taking with their own lives and the lives of others when they do this, so we encourage everyone to turn off, even if it is for just awhile."
    –Holly Dorber LifeWise
  • "I don't know how I managed my busy schedule before I had my smart phone. At least they are smart enough to have an 'off' switch. Using it is the hard bit."
    –Mandy Nolan Mandy Nolan
  • "We here at Smart Solutions PR support the MoodOff Day campaign, as we know how DISTRACTING smartphones can be during the work day. We say – try a morning without your smartphone. You might just like it!"
    –Smart Solutions Smart Solutions
  • "I'm sure we can all manage ONE MORNING a year without contacting someone on Skype, Facebook, Twitter, old-fashioned email, or gaming. I Challenge you to take the morning off..."
    –Diane Christie Byron PC Help
  • "I know I am guilty of smart phone addiction. Yet, have made a pledge to 'Moodoff Day' and to not 'Browse before Breakfast' every weekend!"
    –Erik Bigalk Smart Solutions PR
  • "I love the idea of a morning without smartphones. I’m going even further and keeping my smartphone off for the entire day!"
    –Kat Aoki