How to Break Up With Your Phone

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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 help you conquer your mobile phone addiction in just 30 days – and take back your life in the process.

Recent studies have shown that spending extended time on our phones affects our ability to form new memories, think deeply, focus and absorb information, and the hormones triggered every time we hear our phones buzz both add to our stress levels and are the hallmark signs of addiction. In How to Break Up with Your Phone, award-winning science journalist Catherine Price explores the effects that our constant connectivity is having on our brains, bodies, relationships, and society at large and asks, how much time do you really want to spend on your phone?

Over the course of 30 days, Catherine will guide you through an easy-to-follow plan that enables you to identify your goals, priorities and bad habits, tidy your apps, prune your email, and take time away. Lastly, you will create a new, healthier relationship with your phone and establish habits and routines to ensure this new relationship sticks.

You don’t have to give up your phone forever; instead you will be more mindful not only of how you use your phone, but also about how you choose to spend the precious moments of your life.
Read by Rosie Jones
(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018

Critics Review

  • The most important book I’ve read in years. Everyone I know needs it now. Life changing.

    SALI HUGHES
  • Price’s book is an invaluable guide of how – in the author’s own words – to turn your phone back into a tool, not a temptation. In these dopamine-drenched days of the smartphone era, hours can be lost to the mindless scroll. Price’s easily digestible tome is practical, not preachy, and a must-have for even the worst phubber.

    PANDORA SYKES
  • By the time I was halfway through following Price’s system, I was a convert

    New Statesman
  • Entertaining (and also terrifying)… this is a book that should be available on the NHS

    Emerald Street
  • To design a more joyful life includes reframing some of our old perceptions and habits. Almost no single thing in modern life deserves a reframe more than the smartphone. In How To Break Up With Your Phone, Price offers an accessible and clever way to do just that.

    DAVE EVANS, coauthor of Designing Your Life and adjunct lecturer in the Product Design Program, Stanford University
  • Fascinating, entertaining and extremely timely. Your phone is an abusive partner – get rid now.

    WILL STORR, author of SELFIE

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