There is something you can do one day a week that has the potential to change your life, and it’s a practice thousands of years old with proven wisdom from the beginning of civilization. In this conversation, Tiffany Shlain shares how starting a Technology Shabbat has transformed and enriched her life.
Tiffany is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker and founder of The Webby Awards Founder. She has over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work. Tiffany’s new book, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, explores how unplugging for 24 hours a week has actually increased her productivity, creativity, presence and connection with her family. Tiffany’s book also serves as a guide for how to start a Technology Shabbat in your life, with research and wisdom to support why this day of rest can be so deeply transformative.
In episode #116, we talk to Tiffany about why taking a day off allows your brain to process information and experiences from the week, while simultaneously creating time and space to connect with friends and family and do things you love.
For a quick introduction to Tiffany’s work, her 2-minute films, Dear Parent and Dear Student, may drastically change how often and when you choose to use your phone and other technology throughout the day. And, if you enjoy exploring topics related to neuroscience, gender equality, technology, and character, check out some of Tiffany’s short films.