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My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open: How to Untangle Our Relationship with Tech
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My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open: How to Untangle Our Relationship with Tech (Hardback)

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We all have a problem. Our most devout relationship is with our phone. It is the first thing we reach for when we wake up and the last thing we put down at night. We take it everywhere, even to the bathroom. Every waking moment is shared with this addictive, multi-functional, pocket-sized pal. And it comes at a cost.

Adults now spend 11h a day staring at some kind of screen;

56% think friends and family spend too much time on their phones;

1 in 3 couples complain of being ignored due to their partner's phone distraction;

82% of us check our work email outside work hours, becoming a direct cause of stress.

Tanya Goodin is a digital detox expert, campaigner and agony aunt. Through recollections of client consultations, Goodin points to issues we wrestle with daily, breaks down what is happening and why, and tells us how we can fix it. Whether you are dealing with a partner who is mindlessly scrolling rather than listening to you, a boss who sends emails at midnight, or anxiety from over attachment and compulsive use, you will learn how to recognise dependent behaviours - both of yourself and others - and find actionable answers in this book.

Opening with diagnostics to help you define your issues and concerns, and closing with a manifesto for improved digital citizenship, the book is organised into three core chapters (life vs tech, love vs tech and work vs tech) focused on identifying and resolving damaging everyday behaviours and critical concerns and such as:

Phubbing - snubbing someone in a social or romantic setting by being on your phone. See also Technoference (intrusive phone use).

Nomophobia - 66% of us suffer from the fear of being without our phone. Causes compulsive patting of your jeans/coat pocket thinking you've lost your phone.

Doomscrolling - endlessly consuming doom-and-gloom news, a habit experts have been pointing to during lockdown as a key trigger for anxiety and depression.

Sharenting - overuse of social media by parents sharing content about their kids.

Comparison Culture - 52% of teens feel less confident because of feeling inadequate when comparing their social media profiles with other people's.

Vampire Shoppers - dead-of-night, sleepless shoppers who spend a third more than daytime shoppers, and range from nocturnal gamers to exhausted parents.

Goodin offers the conversation-starting vocabulary we so desperately need to get to grips with our brave new digital world, and exist in it happily. Explore unforgettable facts, familiar lived experiences and carefully crafted solutions with this habit-improving almanac.

BusinessBusiness & managementManagement & management techniquesTime managementComputing & ITDigital lifestyleInternet guides & online servicesHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspects Publisher: White Lion Publishing Publication Date: 07/09/2021 ISBN-13: 9780711264274  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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