Arianna Huffington on the Beauty of Shutting Off

For ELLE’s Agenda, we’re picking the brains of some of the most powerful, inspiring, innovative, and busy women we know. Here, Arianna Huffington, the president & editor in chief of Huffington Post Media Group and author of Thrive shares her story of disconnecting from technology.

There is nothing like disconnecting from our devices to help us truly connect with ourselves and others, and be fully present in the moment. This is all the more important because, as Kelly McGonigal, a psychologist who studies the science of self-control at Stanford’s School of Medicine, puts it: “People have a pathological relationship with their devices. People feel not just addicted, but trapped.”

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