In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul - and why this regular practice of looking up gives you a better chance of seeing the big picture.
Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through past, present, and future of ideas about time and technology and introduces a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for 24 hours each week. She and her family call it “Technology Shabbat”. This weekly practice, which they’ve done for nearly a decade with their kids (16 and 10), has completely changed their lives, giving them more time, productivity, connection, and presence.
Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background. With insight, humor, and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offers lessons she has learned, and provides a blueprint to do it yourself. Along the way, she examines the neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and history of a weekly day of rest across cultures, making a convincing argument for why we need to bring this ritual back.
A compelling personal story and a far-reaching examination of the complex world we’ve created, 24/6 is an incisive and urgent call to rebalance ourselves and society through a transformative weekly practice. The book offers a universal, scientifically grounded, easily doable strategy for living in our 24/7 world that offers exponential benefits.