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How to Break Up with Your Phone
How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life | Catherine Price
Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone. Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up just to check, only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phonebut have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution. Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break upand then make upwith your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good. Youll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. Youll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.
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BeeMagical
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Book 25📚 - 4⭐️
I have been trying to use my phone less and there are some great tips to help minimize the temptation in this book!
Also a very helpful 30 day guide for anyone just starting!

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Princess_Alissa
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It‘s a quick read (or in my case, listen). I felt it was very informative without being repetitive or dense. The author presents lots of good info and tips. I wish I had a physical copy so that I could reference it. I recommend.

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Kimzey
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Here is my summer reading stack for #15books15weeks . I had trouble editing down to 15, so included a few extra options. 😊 @TheHeartlandBookFairy This will also be my June #bookspin stack, starting with the Roz Chast memoir on the bottom as No. 1. @TheAromaofBooks

TheHeartlandBookFairy Awesome, thanks for joining us! 2y
Kimzey @TheHeartlandBookFairy Thanks for hosting the challenge! 😊 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! You have some fun ones there!! 2y
Kimzey @TheAromaofBooks Looking forward to June spin! I‘ve listened to two audiobooks for the bonanza in May so far. Haven‘t posted yet. Audiobooks are more challenging for photos! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Pardon my sloppy writing — 100 points total!

#WinterGames
#TMSkellington

coffees 100pts!! 3y
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JesseConley
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Mehso-so

Very technical the first half. Second half is very good if you are looking for ways to be less connected to technology.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Haha, I realize the irony of posting about this book on an app. But this is actually not about not using your phone at all, but about setting boundaries and establishing a healthy relationship with your phone. While I didn't follow the whole 30 day breakup routine she outlines, I did do some of the things she suggested, taking things with a grain of salt. Price has a background in mindfulness and meditation which is also part of the approach.

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libbiesmith
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I read this book a while ago but it still has an effect on me today. I absolutely loved it. This book offers realistic goals to the reader and explains why your phone can be so hard to quit. I recommend this to anyone wanting a healthier relationship with their phone!

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Hestapleton
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I‘m trying to do better about pursuing things that renew me. Today, that looks like Captain America leggings, ice water with lemon, interesting books, a journal, and my reading nook until it‘s time to go to church and hang with some preschoolers. I‘m trying to be on my phone less and in the things that bring me joy more.
What are your Saturday plans, friends?

Crazeedi I'm watching March madness and trying to finish my #lmpbc book so I can get it sent monday! 4y
Redwritinghood I‘m not sure they bring me joy, but there is some satisfaction in crossing things off my list. Cleaning, go to the gym, getting my daughter‘s prom dress altered, and some reading, of course. (edited) 4y
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danimgill
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This was a surprisingly good read! Part One focuses on how our phones are designed to addict us and what the impact of that is. Part Two outlines a simple, practical 30 day plan for better managing your relationship with your phone. I have already implemented some of the strategies!

I really liked that the author advocated for realistic healthy phone use instead of expecting people to completely give up the good parts of phones with the bad.

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danimgill
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I can‘t get over these matching covers on my two very different current reads 😂

DivineDiana 😲 4y
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JoyBlue
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I'm already pretty good about thoughtful phone usage (and screen time in general), so I was really just reading this to be sociable in an online book club. I was especially interested in the brain science early in the book. The actual 30-day process isn't that spectacular, but it might be more helpful or appealing to someone who's really looking for guidance. I'm going to see if I can get my hubby to read it, too. 😉 Between pick & so-so.

jb72 I actually have the screen time thing set up on my phone so I can see how much I use it. 4y
JoyBlue @jb72 Were you surprised by your usage, or was it what you expected? 4y
jb72 @JoyBlue I guess a little of both. I knew I used it a lot, but seeing the actual time shocked me. 4y
JoyBlue @jb72 😉 Good luck achieving levels that work for you! 4y
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JoyBlue
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"When you're out to dinner with friends and everyone else is on their phones, try taking a photo of them on their devices and then texting it to them with a note saying, 'I miss you!'"

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LiteraryinLawrence Ha! Great idea! 4y
Soubhiville I love this! 4y
SoSheTries Hahahah such a good idea! 4y
JoyBlue @Soubhiville 🙂👍🏼 4y
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JoyBlue
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"...spending extended time on them has the power to change both the structure and the function of our brains—including our abilities to form new memories, think deeply, focus, and absorb and remember what we read." [continued in first comment]

JoyBlue [continued] "Multiple studies have associated the heavy use of smartphones (especially when used for social media) with negative effects on neuroticism, self-esteem, impulsivity, empathy, self-identity, and self-image, as well as with sleep problems, anxiety, stress, and depression." (p 11) 4y
Bradleygirl Ooh I read this in January. 👍 4y
JoyBlue I'm reading this for an online book club. 4y
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JoyBlue @Bradleygirl What did you think? 4y
LeslieO I'm on my phone right now, scrolling Litsy. 4y
BookishMarginalia 😂😂😂😏 @LeslieO (edited) 4y
Chrissyreadit For real! @LeslieO 😂 4y
Bradleygirl @JoyBlue it was a valuable reality check. 4y
JoyBlue @Bradleygirl 👍🏼 The changes I‘ve been making in relation to my personal goal-planning process for this year have already gone a long way toward reducing my (already minimal) phone use (and social media on the computer, too). I‘m finding the book interesting, though. 4y
JoyBlue @LeslieO 🤣😜 4y
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Book_Fairy_Mary
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2019 goals! 😎

AlaSkaat How to break up with Litsy and research about books* lol. I need that 😑 4y
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Vanessa
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YES.

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Ash11hope

Hello!! Anyone missed me?
My phone I had broke so I gave it up for a week which means I was phone less and litsy-less for 7 days, but I survived!! It was actually nice without a phone and I literally did not miss it at all, but I did miss seeing everyone‘s posts here, as some may know I been actively goodreads the whole time on computer lol
So now I have a new phone (ran into some phone complications at first) but I‘m here ☺️❤️

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Dpotter
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February Reads
1. Fierce Kingdom Gin Phillips
2. The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware
3. Never Wave Goodbye Doug Magee
4. How to Stop Time Matt Haig
5. How to Break up With Your Phone Catherine Price
#potterspicks

SilversReviews Nice job on the collage. 5y
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The_Real_Nani
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Book mail is the best mail! Do you use Blogging for Books? When I saw this book, I knew I needed to read it!

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Dpotter
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Almost finished this book. Definitely worth the read. This quote made me giggle out loud! 😂
“Checking your phone is like picking your nose: there‘s nothing wrong with it, but no one should have to watch you do it.”
Be present and give the people in your life the attention they deserve. 😊❤️👍🏻

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Dpotter
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So far a great read!! An eye opener 👀

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Dpotter
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So far a great read. Anyone who always has their phone in their pocket should definitely check this one out.
#longweekend #potterspicks

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