How to break up with your phone / Catherine Price.

By: Price, Catherine, 1978- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Ten Speed Press, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First editionDescription: viii, 184 pages ; 18 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780399581120; 039958112XSubject(s): Internet addiction -- Popular works | Cell phones -- Psychological aspects | Internet addiction -- Popular worksDDC classification: 616.85/84 | 004.167 LOC classification: RC569.5.I54 | P75 2018
Contents:
An open letter to my phone -- Part I. The wake-up. Our phones are designed to addict us ; Putting the dope in dopamine ; The tricks of the trade ; Why social media sucks ; The truth about multitasking ; Your phone is changing your brain ; Your phone is killing your attention span ; Your phone messes with your memory ; Stress, sleep, and satisfaction ; How to take back your life -- Part II. The breakup. Week 1: Technology triage ; Week 2: Changing your habits ; Week 3: Reclaiming your brain ; Week 4 (and beyond): Your new relationship.
Summary: "Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up 'just to check, ' only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone--but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution. Award-winning journalist 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."--Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up 'just to check, ' only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone--but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution. Award-winning journalist 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."--Back cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-179) and index.

An open letter to my phone -- Part I. The wake-up. Our phones are designed to addict us ; Putting the dope in dopamine ; The tricks of the trade ; Why social media sucks ; The truth about multitasking ; Your phone is changing your brain ; Your phone is killing your attention span ; Your phone messes with your memory ; Stress, sleep, and satisfaction ; How to take back your life -- Part II. The breakup. Week 1: Technology triage ; Week 2: Changing your habits ; Week 3: Reclaiming your brain ; Week 4 (and beyond): Your new relationship.

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