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Take the Disconnect Your Life Challenge

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Do you ever feel like you're connected to your phone?

Like you couldn't live without it?

In fact, we challenged people to do just that, disconnect from their wireless devices for a day.

FOX 28's Amanda Tetlak tagged along with folks as they went through the day without their phones and tablets.

We found not only is it challenging, but people are actually addicted!

"There have been enough studies to show that it's just like drug withdrawal. Patients get antsy, uneasy, do full body searches to find their phone," says Dr. Martina McGowan with IU Health Goshen.

Can you disconnect for day? FOX28 is conducting an experiment to see just how much people can limit their technology use.  We'd like you to join in.

Here's how it works:  Pick a day that would be willing to turn off your cellphone and other wireless devices, like tablets.  Disconnect from the minute you wake up, until you go to sleep.

Could you make it through the day?  Put your responses right here on FOX 28.com.

FOX 28's Amanda Tetlak may use your responses in her story that will air at 10pm on May 16.

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