Tips for your Tech Shabbat:
The #TechLifeBalance Challenges are part of the sixth annual Character Day where millions around the world will gather in schools, companies, and homes to discuss the relationship between technology, screen use, and character development.
Are you productive? Efficient? Useful? More to the point, are you productive, efficient, and useful enough? These are the kinds of questions that arise (naturally and terrifyingly) when technology makes it easy to stay online and connected 24/7. But all this connectivity brings two unfortunate side effects.
No screen time is about being present and together as a family, and making the day different. Shabbat is a time to rest and appreciate the special and wonderful things about the world and each other.
Excerpt: "Even though I’m Jewish and a mother, I’m not here to make you feel guilty (or become Jewish). I just want to share a practice that has improved my life in every way: a twenty-first-century interpretation of the ancient Jewish ritual of a weekly day of rest. It can work for anyone, from any background or belief, whether single, with a partner, or with kids."