“A creative outlet is important when your brain is moving at break-neck speed for most of the day.” ~Off: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life
Off: Your Digital Detox to a Better Life by Tanya Goodin: 4/5 Stars
Walk down any street, stroll through any park, step into a bar or restaurant, and everyone is glued to their mobile devices. Many of us struggle with the near-constant urge to check our phones—the average person interacts with their device more than 2,600 times a day—and this dependence is affecting our relationships, our work, and our quality of life. It seems the technology that was supposed to connect us has tipped us in the other direction, creating unnecessary stress and distance in our lives.
Off: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life isn’t about reverting to a tech-free way of life—it’s about balance. Digital entrepreneur Tanya Goodin offers a guide that will free up hours of your time and lead you back to the pastimes (and people) you love. Learn to cultivate a healthier relationship with your digital devices by adopting simple practices that encourage mindfulness, deeper connection to others, more restful sleep, and increased creativity. Illustrated with serene and inspiring photography, Off will help you free yourself from technology and be more present in your own life.
Just a little disclaimer that I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Actually, Tanya’s publicist was nice enough to send me physical copy since I had troubles downloading it. I am very, very thankful!! 🙂
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 sense and things we already know, but it’s a good reminder and some of the points were still new to me. I liked seeing the different points on things we could be doing to help us in our daily lives. There are some good points in this book on why we shouldn’t be on our phone so much and Tanya does a great job at explaining how these things can help us.
I definitely have a love hate relationship with technology because I love things like my blog and YouTube, but I also have moments where I think about getting rid of my Twitter and Instagram. Just because I feel like they get in the way and that I don’t do a great job at managing them. However, this book helped me realize that it’s my choice to get on these things and if I need a break all I have to do is turn my phone on airplane mode. It’s so simple yet something I never thought to do.
I love how simple this book is but also how eye opening it is. It definitely makes me want to change some of my habits and with that I hope it’ll help me get even more reading done. All by making small tweaks to my life! 🙂
I recommend this very quick read to anyone who’s looking to better their life. This book is great for everyone, because it helps to teach more control rather than having our devices control us. It’s a very good read. 🙂