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24/6
24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week | Tiffany Shlain
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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 shes 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 weve created, 24/6 is a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.
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kicki22
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When technology first came on the scene in wearable, carryable form I was for all of it any time, any where. But now I realize that we're giving over all of our lives to these devices and failing to connect with real humans in meaningful ways... first of those humans being connecting with oneself.

Shlain is funny and real. The book is smartly written and such a quick enjoyable read. You can take back your life from the tech.

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Mitch
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Enough research to make a convincing argument and enough practical info to make it realistic! Not rocket science, one of those ‘does what it says on the tin‘ books, but I flew through it and was inspired enough to make a concerted effort to change the structure of my relationship with technology and reconnect with some satisfying old school pleasures.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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This book is a game changer for me. I have been honoring Sabbath for a little while now, but I plan on adding no screens to my time of rest. I love that this isn't just a book that says, "I do this and it's great." It's filled with all kinds of research and ideas and truth that back up the benefits of living 24/6. This is a must-read for everyone.

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ImperfectCJ
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Shlain presents some good arguments and practical suggestions for instituting a tech fast one day a week. I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. My family and I are using it as a starting point for discussions about how we use tech and how that supports (or doesn't support) our priorities as a family and as individuals.

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ImperfectCJ
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My spouse pointed out the irony of my using this book as a phone stand while I scrolled through Instagram. (I have since set the phone aside and actually opened the book.)

sharread 🤣 I read it, it's actually quite good but very hard to do. 2mo
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Mitch
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Really intrigued by this - unplugging one day a week. Can‘t wait to read how it‘s impacted the authors life. #bfcr3

Crazeedi I am considering doing this on Sundays since it's a day of rest. I should rest from all distractions I'm thinking 2mo
Mitch @Crazeedi thinking of doing the same - so intrigued to see how she fares! 2mo
Crazeedi @Mitch I'll be interested in your rev5 2mo
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ImperfectCJ I just started this one today, too. 2mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Starting this one today. 🤓

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Mitch
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Reflecting on things I learnt through the #BFC. I‘m wondering about this as an experiment..... unplugging from everything one day a week 🤔 Thoughts?

@Blaire @nelehelen @callielafleur @Chrissyreadit @sudi @MicrobeMom @crazeedi @wanderinglynn

TalecArashi It's definitely worth a try :D 2mo
Chrissyreadit Yes!!! I literally was talking to my daughter about the purpose for Shabbat and day of rest in biblical times and comparing it to today- I love the idea of no technology for 24 hours! 2mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit I think there‘s something to be said in getting some routine and boundaries back! Might give this a read (edited) 2mo
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JacqMac I like this idea. And more time to read! 2mo
Mitch @JacqMac Win : Win! 2mo
wanderinglynn It‘s an interesting idea. I have done screen-outs for hours at a time (e.g., no phones when hiking or going to dinner with friends), but never a full day. I‘d be interested to read more about the benefits she and her family experienced and what the science, of there is any, says. 2mo
Soubhiville I love this idea! I‘m with @wanderinglynn in that I often leave my phone at home when I go out, but I don‘t think I ever go all day without looking at it. 2mo
Mitch @Soubhiville I try to do this too - but I think more and more I‘m tempted to reduce this protected time. 🤔 2mo
Suet624 Just thinking of actually going 24 hours away from a screen just made me anxious. I‘m surprised by my reactions. Clearly I need to do this. 2mo
Suet624 Does this mean no audiobooks either? 2mo
Blaire @Mitch @chrissyreadit ive done it off and on over the years. My mom went through phases of keeping Shabbat strictly (we‘re Jewish), and it is very nice and peaceful. A good go way to reflect and refresh. Right now I do a mini version by having a nice Shabbat dinner each Friday, and not checking email through the weekend. 2mo
Mitch @Blaire Im really warming to the idea of thinking of a new ritual that creates special time (edited) 2mo
Mitch @Suet624 😂 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Blaire @Mitch I am thinking of how to incorporate this too. Even if it is one night a week. 2mo
MicrobeMom I would love to do this. With my children I think it might be impossible. I might have to read the book. If you read let me know what you think!! ♥️♥️ 2mo
Mitch @MicrobeMom Ive just ordered it - so I'll keep you posted! 2mo
nelehelen That actually sounds great. Please let us know how it is! 2mo
Crazeedi @Mitch I think it would be a good experience to do this, let me know if you decide, I think I'd need support! 2mo
SheReadsAndWrites I'm starting it today. I've done an intentional Sabbath for a few years now and LOVE IT but I haven't ever completely unplugged. I'm eager to see how she defines that-what it looks like - and then try it. 🤓 2mo
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