The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

eBook - 2019
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Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award
People's New Book Worth Reading
Real Simple's Great Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down
Entrepreneur's 12 Productivity and Time-Management Books to Read

"I'm won over to a day with people, not screens....I tried Shlain's idea. I highly recommend it." —The New York Times
"Tiffany Shlain is a modern-day prophet, brilliant and incredibly funny in equal measure...24/6 is timeless and timely wisdom." — Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author

This "wise, wonderful work" (Publishers Weekly starred review) demonstrates how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.

Do you wish you had more time to do what you love, think deeply, and focus on the people and things that matter most? By giving up screens one day a week for over a decade, Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her family have gained more time, productivity, connection, and presence.

Shlain takes us on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for flourishing in our 24/7 world. 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, offering the accessible lessons she has learned and providing a blueprint for how to do it yourself.

"Bolstered with fascinating and germane facts about neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and the history of the concept of a day of rest" (Publishers Weekly), 24/6 makes the case for incorporating this weekly reset into our 24/7 lives, issuing a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.


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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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