What Is the V-Tox Challenge?
It’s actually pretty simple… for 10 days, don’t watch TV, play any video games or watch media of any kind. A complete media detox or as we refer to it, a V-tox. Those who have completed this challenge have said it completely changes their perspective on violence in media. They say watching TV or video games is not only more intense but disturbing and sometimes very uncomfortable to watch. So not only does the science back up the benefits of a media V-Tox but also those who’ve completed the challenge swear by it.
Turning It Off For 10 Days!
It can be hard… to some, almost impossible! Your approach will determine everything. Whatever you do, don’t give up!
Our V-Tox Challenge is designed to help reset the brain so that Dopamine levels are reduced and critical pathways are rebuilt. Research has indicated that in as little as 5-7 days, the effects of not watching media is already measurable.
Now what? You’ve read the research. You’re wanting to give this a try or you want to get your kids onboard. What do you do? How do you avoid a response like the picture above? Often times the best way to change behavior is to focus on the positive. Rather then making this all about what your kids shouldn’t be doing (watching TV, playing video games) focus on what they could be doing instead.
This is where our Brag Badge program comes in play. This program makes deciding what your kids could be doing so much easier. On the other hand, if you’re looking forward to a summer full of “Mom…. I’m bored“, then by all means, stop reading now.
How Many Brag Badges Will You Earn This Summer?
- Feed the ducks at Wasatch State Park
- Host a family BBQ
- Have a picnic in a city park
- Swim at Deer Creek
- Ride the Historic Heber Valley Railroad
- … Plus many many more
Keep track of all your Play Unplugged Brag Badges by putting them on your very own Unplugged Lanyard. Don’t have a lanyard? Don’t worry, just stop by the Heber Valley Visitors Center to pick one up.
Win Cash This Summer
Be sure to visit us at the visitor center each week in order to register for our weekly “Cool Summer Cash” drawing. If we pick your name, you’ll win a cool $100 bucks! The more Brag Badges you earn, the more times you can put your name in the drawing.
We’re also going to have an end-of-summer grand prize drawing for all those that collected more than 50 Brag Badge points. This lucky winner will receive $500!!
Some of the special Brag Badges you could earn include a tag for completing the Play Unplugged 10-day Challenge. All you have to do is not watch TV or play video games for 10-days. HINT: Try it over Fair Days. There is so much to do between the derby, the carnival and the rodeo events that you probably won’t even notice.
Or if you’re caught wearing your Play Unplugged Lanyard by the police you’ll win one of our exclusive police “Caught-Ya” Brag Badges. So start picking which Brag Badges you want to earn this summer and get busy! You can find the complete list of Brag Badges here.