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11 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Unplug And Slow Down

“There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but I promise, you will find a better connection.”

1. “We're plugged in 24 hours a day now. We're all part of one big machine, whether we are conscious of that or not. And if we can't unplug from that machine, eventually we're going to become mindless.” Alan Lightman, American physicist and writer

 

2. “Work is important, but you also need to disconnect, to unplug at times, in order to be even more concentrated when you do work.” ― Massimiliano Allegri, Italian former professional football player

 

3. “Winston Churchill once said "We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.". In a broader context, we have shaped our technology to achieve greater productivity and responsiveness and now our technology is shaping our behavior where we are always "on-demand". This has led to a culture where technology plays a greater role in defining who we are.

 

Take a day off...” Tom Golway, Chief Technologist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

 

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4. “The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug.”  Pico Iyer, British-born American essayist and novelist

 

5. “For me, if I didn't have reading I'd go absolutely crazy. It really helps me to unplug from the whole world, and keep my sanity, and be able to fill my time with something other than technology.”  Bria Vinaite, Lithuanian actress

 

6. “Don’t get so caught up in being accessible to the world that you become inaccessible to your family.” ― Anonymous

 

7. In this media-drenched, multitasking, always-on age, many of us have forgotten how to unplug and immerse ourselves completely in the moment. We have forgotten how to slow down. Not surprisingly, this fast-forward culture is taking a toll on everything from our diet and health to our work and the environment.  Carl Honore, Canadian journalist

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8. “I spent a lifetime in a garden one afternoon.” Craig D. Lounsbrough, Author

 

9. “Not having to eat my daily lunch on a tupperware is a much stronger deciding factor for choosing my occupation than a mere high salary.” Rodolfo Peon, Author

 

10. “Go for a walk outdoors. Reconnect with the feeling of the wind blowing through your hair. Listen to the birds that live in a tree in your yard. Watch the sunset. Take time to smell the flowers that bloom in the park during the summer. The natural world is just as natural as it ever was, except there's less of it than there was twenty-five years ago - and most of us don't make a point of enjoying it often enough.” Skye Alexander, Award-winning author

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11. “If you will only pause, as you hurry through your days, take a minute to look at passersby, beyond cursory skin-deep analysis, all the way into their eyes, what beauty you might find woven from the life threads there.”

Ellen Hopkins, American novelist