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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.

©2018 Catherine Price (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Erik G
  • 04-06-18

Essential Reading - a digital antidote

This book will allow you to start reclaiming two of the most precious things that are being stolen from us by the relationship we have with our smartphone; attention and time. I was drawn to the book as I see the toxic effect of "trained distraction" effecting individual and organisational performance at every company I'm consulting for. You only have to look around in any public environment to witness the growing addiction to the smartphone (now so ubiquitous its almost become another organ to the human body). The habitual use constantly feeding a stimuli/response neurological cycle that is tearing their awareness away from the present moment and eroding the ability to focus, concentrate and enter deep thought. The audio narration is excellent and is as engaging as the material. Catherine Price has written an important book on a subject that is at the heart what the nature of human experience means in an increasingly digital world.

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  • Alisange
  • 03-06-18

Full of interesting (and worrying) stats

I really enjoyed it. I think having the paper version would make it easier to do the exercises though.

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  • Adam Hards
  • 03-06-18

Very informative, helpful and an easy listen

I had an idea of the damage smart phones do to our minds but this book really does a great job of explaining how and why then goes on to help the listener understand how they can reverse the damage. I've not started the process that this book uses to break up with your phone yet but I'm already putting into practice some of the steps and I can honestly say that it's making me fell better and more aware. Especially on the commute and spending time with my family

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  • Luna
  • 04-16-21

Fantastic

Very engaging and informative, I have recommended to everyone I know who will listen

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  • Anon
  • 01-29-21

Everyone with a smart phone will learn something

This is so worthwhile reading, I'm excited about my future now. My mobile had become central to my life, I have more balance now

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  • Miss ACRM Ribeiro
  • 09-15-19

Great book

I am so glad I came across this book. Lots of great tips and things I could relate to! I like the idea of making my screen black and white. That has really helped me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-19-22

Good points made throughout book.

This book really made me think. Some points are obvious this book needs to be promoted to teenagers.

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  • J. Buchan
  • 01-28-22

Excellent - highly recommended guide to using you

Even though I am listening on my phone (irony!) I really enjoyed this book. It provides a sensible and reasonable plan to improve your relationship with your phone

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  • Lydia Elise Millen
  • 12-31-21

Took great learnings and implemented change

I just wish the time tables for the break up were included in the attachments so we could refer back to them much easier!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-19

Excellent Book

Fabulous book, would recommend to everyone! So helpful to realise things I hadn't noticed about my phone usage before and all without feel judged. In addition, I was given the tools to help claim my life back from my phone.

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  • Aidan
  • 05-06-19

Great advice

Not a lot that people didn't have some idea of already I feel but hearing it all at once.. Wow I'm on the bandwagon on this one