How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life
Is your phone the first thing you reach for when you wake up? And the last thing you see before you sleep? Do you find the hours slip away as you idly scroll through your social media timeline?
In short, are you addicted to your phone?
If so, How to Break Up with Your Phone is here to help.
How to Break Up With Your Phone is a smart, practical and useful plan to hel...more
I really enjoyed this. It's broken into two sections: first, the author tries to scare you (on purpose!) with statistics, studies, and information about the damaging effects of cellphone usage, and secondly, she shows you how to change your relationships with ...more
As soon as I saw this book I knew I had to grab it. I’ve known for quite some time that my phone takes too much attention away from my life, but getting to a healthy balance has ...more
So, I put the suspense thrillers down for a moment and picked up a book on a topic that I feel many of us need to consider. One of my resolutions this year is to do less—especially when it comes to things that offer negative contributions to my life. One of those things is, you guessed it, screen time. Truth be told, our wireless devices have been linked not only to mental health problems, but physical as well. Given this fact, a personal growth book such as ...more
1- Delete all social media apps from your smartphone. Use social media only from the browser.
2- Cut your notifications to minimum. Allow them only for calls, texts, and messaging apps.
3- Phast: take scheduled breaks from your phone. Turn it off completely for a specified period of time.
I did tip number 1 back in March 2017 for a number of apps, and it was awesome. Since then, I've only opened Facebook and other social media from the browser, whenever I wanted to.
Does that sound dramatic? Sure. But the impact that my phone (and technology in general) came to a scary head a few months ago, and made me realize that I needed to step back in a major way. This book is a practical guide to making the switch to a less digitally-obsessed life, filled with tips, steps, and tons of information about the impact that the internet and smart phones are designed to have on us (spoiler alert: it's menacing). I loved it, I want ...more
I don’t need to follow the tips in the book, but it’s a good one to remind me that I don’t need my phone and I can live without it. CALL ME WERIDO BUT I DID THIS BEFORE AND I SURVIVED.
One m ...more
My phone habits have already drastically changed for ...more
I picked this book up because I've been finding myself turning to my phone way too much while studying. It's not who I used to be and I really feel like it has a negative impact. And genuinely, I'm scared for my generation because truly, phones are amazing and I would never speak against their contribution to society but also, it feels like we're being controlled by these tech masterminds.
Like, I realized a while ago that the reason why I've ...more
This is a slim book that explores - well, what the title says. I've been interested in the research on how technology and social media is changing our species, so picked this up as part of that ongoing reading project.
A couple of years ago I realized that I did not like how I felt after spending time on social media apps, and deleted much of the stuff that was creating noise in my life. The positive res ...more
I noticed the effect my phone was having on me right away and made more changes, such practicing sabbath everyday at 7/8pm, removing all notifications (except calendar appointments), deleting all of my social media apps off my phone (except for 2 I needed for work, which I hid deep in a folder called "work" and goodreads). This helped tremendously. (How else do you think I read 250 books a year ;) ...more
I have already noticed a while ago that I seem to have addictive tendencies in connection with my phone: p ...more
In this book, Catherine Price gives some advice on how to break with your phone.
1- Disable all the notifications that you don't REALLY care about.
2- Your home screen should only include your most important apps like your email.
3- Before you sleep, put your phone outside your room and always have a book next to your bed instead, also you might want to invest in an alarm clock and that way you don't have the ...more
Some useful ones I found are as follows -
- Have honest conversations with yourself about the addiction and analyse it.
- Take ...more
Overall, pretty good. The author has an enjoyable voice.
Her journalistic work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, O, The Oprah Magazine, The L ...more