TGL040: Unplugging One Day per Week w/ Tiffany Shlain
TGL040: UNPLUGGING ONE DAY PER WEEK
W/ TIFFANY SHLAIN
30 November 2020
On today’s show, Sean’s guest is a filmmaker and writer, Tiffany Shlain. Tiffany is the author of the book “24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week.” In our conversation, we address a number of questions many of us have been grappling with for a long time – questions that go to the heart of what it means to live a flourishing human life.
Ten years ago, Tiffany and her husband started taking one day off each week and unplugging. They put their devices away, no iPhones, no laptops, no screens of any kind. They refer to this as their digital Shabbat (or Sabbath). This practice has profoundly affected Tiffany’s life, relationships, memories, work, mindset, even her attitude toward technology.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
What a typical digital Shabbat look like
The wisdom embedded in the ancient Jewish tradition of the Sabbath going back 3,000 years
The dangers and addictions of technology
How to overcome the most common excuses for not practicing a “tech Shabbat”
Why taking a day off from technology makes us more productive
How unplugging improves sleep, creativity, gratitude, and memories
How constraints lead to freedom
The wise answer provided by Tiffany’s father on his death bed when she asked him “what is the meaning of life?”
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