OFF. Your Digital Detox for a Better Life
Log off your social media. Turn off your notifications. Switch off your devices. And feel better.
Lost without your phone? Exhausted? Unable to relax or focus? We tap, swipe and click on our devices 2,617 times per day. We spend more time online than we do asleep. With so many ways...more
The way we are living is an unhealthy one, and I will be the first to admit that it has become a crutch for me - which has only worsened my anxiety and shyness. I have become too reliant on the screen between me and my friends, and I never meant for that to happen.
I have always had a love hate relationship ...more
This book aims to offer short, sharp, practical tips and advice to help you wean yourself off an addiction to Smartphones and other tech, and enjoy the real world more.
Anyone who is already enlightened to the addictive qualities of tech may find this book too basic. It offers little science, just practical advice to manage your ...more
This is the kind of book anyone could write, style it like a cool blog with nice photography and there you have it. Maybe it would benefit young teenagers, but it's definitely not for adults since you don't get anything out of it apart from the obvious 'don't bring your phone in the bedroom', or 'don't use your phone while at the table'.
Unbacked up "scientific facts"; doesn't sound like Ms Goodin knows what she's talking about or that she has anything actually helpful to ...more
Without overdoing or labouring the point, Goodin presents a convincing case for why we need to switch 'off' and take part in a digital detox. She presents simple ideas alongside practical suggestions for how to implement them - leaving you inspired and motivated by the end. If you're looking for something to do the work for you then this isn't the one (that book doesn't exist), but if you're looking for something to galvanise your resolve and provide ...more
Not taking phones to meals, to bed or the bathroom. Using our internal GPS vs getting dependent on our phones. Finding other things to do with our time. Truly connecting with those we are with. Turning off notifications and spending time in nature are all tips to consider for more balance, less mindless scrolling.
The photos and layout ...more
I wonder how my students would react if I said I wasn’t available by e-mail after 5 pm?! ...more
I really like the layout of this book. I like how it discusses a bigger picture and then it'll go into some ideas of what you can change about your life. It helps to get those creative juices flowing.
I think a lot of the points made are pretty common ...more
The writing style is easy to read and relatable.
If one could utilize these ideas think of how easy it would be to handle a power outage or a server (Internet provider) going down.
I find this book ...more
The book itself, however, is not very innovative. Things like 'do not take your mobile phone into your bedroom' or 'do the things you do with attention' are quite obvious. Next to that, the author regularly wrote that 'scientists have discovered that'... Which scientists, what kind of research!?
Lastly, the book is written in such a way that you only have to read the headlines to understand the message.
There are a few tips that are worth trying. Like Board games with family ...more
Her ideas for alternative activities cover a great range so everyone could get something out of the book. The only critique I would have is that it offers nothing more than other books on the subject have not already covered. However, ...more
This little book has interesting facts and creative tips for getting there. I happily discovered that I already enjoy many of them regularly, but I grew up in a world that wasn’t, as yet, overwhelmed by distracting devices.
Everything in moderation.
3.5 stars, would recommend to absolutely everyone who owns a smartphone.
Sensitive way to look at the time we spend with our digital devices and ways to balance that time and not let them dominate our lives. Many good suggestions encouraging mindfulness and choosing how to spend your time.
Tanya has ...more