How to Break up With your Phone

How to Break up With your Phone

Book - 2018 | First edition
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Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up -- and then make up -- with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good. You'll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive and how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You'll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will enable you to take back control of your life -- both on your phone and off.
Publisher: New York : Ten Speed Press, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780399581120
Branch Call Number: 616.85227 P94h
Characteristics: viii, 184 pages ; 18 cm


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Price's tidy self-help guide breaks into two distinct segments: first, research about the habit-forming apps and technology we use daily and those potentially negative impacts on our lives. Second, she give practical tips to help the user choose how to mitigate that impact so they end up happier... Read More »

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debwalker Apr 24, 2019

Time to go intentional about this handy dandy but highly addictive device. Being present IRL is waiting to be rediscovered.

Apr 23, 2019

if you spend too much time on your phone, reading this book and implementing some of its suggestions is a step in the right direction. it has lots of ideas so it's bound to have something will work for everyone. the first half of the book has lots of interesting and somewhat terrifying information about how smartphones affect our brains.

however, I think the author tries a little too hard to appeal to everyone and not come off as "extreme". I wish the author would have discussed going on a longer digital detox from all screens, not just your phone, and the possibility of doing thigs like giving up smartphones all together.

I like that the book is nice and short so peoples who's attention spans have been killed by the internet, have a better chance of finishing the book.

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Sep 25, 2018

The title should be "Smartphone Detox: 30 days to break your addiction to your cellphone so you can take back your real life, reconnect with friends and family, be happier, improve your memory, increase your attention span, and get more sleep", but that would be too long.

May 01, 2018

Really practical, thought provoking and not at all patronising. I have implemented a lot of the suggestions from this book- they are easy!

JCLEmmaF Apr 23, 2018

I skimmed this book thoroughly, yet, unexpectedly, I very much enjoyed it. This isn't to say it's not packed with information; The first section is full of statistics and facets of phone usage, and it is interesting, engaging, and easy to read. The second half is a 30 day challenge, which I also skimmed for themes, tricks, and general advice... Of which there are many! My favorite tricks include the app Moment to track phone usage, and turning my phone to grayscale so it looks more unattractive. Great and actually very helpful little book.


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Apr 23, 2019

"what we think of as irresistible impulses are actually invitations being sent out by our minds. this is an important insight, because once you recognize this, you can ask your mind why it's inviting you to such crappy parties."

Apr 23, 2019

"checking your phone is like picking your nose: there's nothing wrong with it, but on one should have to watch you do it." -Alex

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