By now, many of us are well aware of the benefits to be gained from taking a tech break -- and of course, that extends to some of the busiest and most plugged-in people: celebrities.
Research shows constant device use can lead to emotional and physical health problems. And for public figures who are barraged with messages, comments and emails from people on a regular basis, those effects likely feel heightened.
Actress Kerry Washington is no exception. The "Scandal" star -- and notorious live-tweeter -- recently announced that she was disconnecting from social media in order to reconnect with the outside world.
"It's time for me to take a teeny break from social media," she wrote on Instagram. "Feeling called to be a bit more quiet and still. Not sure how long it'll last but don't worry, I'll be back soon enough."
Washington isn't the only public figure who knows there's power in pulling the plug. Enter these smart celebrities who appreciate the art of a good digital detox. Below are some genius insights from Hollywood's most notable figures on the importance of taking a break: