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Outsmart Your Smartphone: Conscious Tech Habits for Finding Happiness, Balance, and Connection Irl (Paperback)
Do you have "smartphone syndrome?" This refreshingly honest how-to guide will help you find balance and build meaningful connections in a screen-obsessed world.
Do you spend hours every day on your smartphone or tablet? Reading the news, shopping for clothes, checking your email, and catching up on social media? Do you scroll through blog articles and text with your friends while waiting in line at the DMV or the grocery store, avoiding any chance interactions with actual human beings? If so, you aren't alone. Most of us are stuck on a hedonic treadmill of push-button notifications, friend updates, and text messages. But the real question is--are we happy? And, if not, how can we increase our happiness in the age of tech?
Outsmart Your Smartphone is not a book about the evils of technology--it's a road map for achieving happiness using all the tools available to you, including your phone. With this smart and irreverent guide, you'll find seven steps to help you use technology in ways that increase your well-being, and find tips and tricks for overcoming the obstacles that technology creates. You'll also learn to:
- Reconnect with your values, including kindness and gratitude
- Find your purpose in life--and then live it
- Use technology to do good things in the world
- Be fully present in each moment using mindfulness
Our technology crazed, social media-obsessed world does nothing if not make us more self-focused. This book will help you harness the power of that focus and magnify your happiness, for yourself and the greater good. You don't even have to throw out your phone
About the Author
Tchiki Davis, PhD, is a technology consultant, writer of the blog Click Here for Happiness for Psychology Today, and cocreator of online programs that have helped more than a million people worldwide find balance and joy. Foreword writer Melanie Greenberg, PhD, is a practicing clinical and health psychologist in Marin County, CA; a top social media influencer in her field; and writer of the blog The Mindful Self-Express for Psychology Today.