The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week

eBook - 2019
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In 24/6 , Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, which she's done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten), has completely changed their lives, giving them more time, productivity, connection, and presence. She and her family call it "Technology Shabbat." Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offers lessons she has learned, and provides a blueprint for how to do it yourself. Along the way, she delves into the neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and history of a weekly day of rest across cultures, making the case for why we need to bring this ritual back. A compelling personal story and a fascinating, far-reaching examination of the complex world we've created, 24/6 is a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.
Publisher: 2019
ISBN: 9781982116880
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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Dec 29, 2019

I loved this book and would highly recommend it! I try to live a pretty minimal, sustainable life; in these circles, the internet is invaluable, as it allows me and others like me to find farmers markets, sell unwanted things easily, and buy things second hand or from artisans that we may not be able to find nearby, just to name a few things. This book reminded me that being on the internet all the time might be useful, but that does not make it healthy. Taking time away from screens is good for one's mental health, which is incredibly important in this day and age. This book has not only inspired me to try out taking one day a week to not use any screens, but made me excited about it!

debwalker Nov 02, 2019

One day a week. Unplug and live IRL!

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Dec 29, 2019

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