Many of us are glued to our smartphones, tablets, and laptops, to the point that we’ve lost control of how we spend our time and attention. We feel overpowered and exhausted by the multitude of digital tools at our fingertips, including smartphones and tablets, websites, addictive apps, and social media platforms. Meanwhile, tech companies continue to invest major resources into making their products and services addictive so that we’ll continue scrolling and tapping.
This book explains how you can transform your tech habits by adopting digital minimalism, which aims to maximize the benefits of technology and avoid the pitfalls by identifying your values and determining how to use technology to support them. Learn how tech companies use human psychology to make their apps addictive, how likes and comments are weakening your relationship, and why trading your smartphone for a dumb phone could change your life.
“Digital minimalism is actually much more accessible than many of the prevailing anti-tech approaches that tell you to throw your phone in a river and save your brain while you still can.”
“This book is an urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in
command of their own life.”
—Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way
“Digital Minimalism is the best book I’ve read in some time about our fraught relationship with technology. If you’re looking for a blueprint to guide you as you liberate yourself from the shackles of email, social net-works, smartphones, and screens, let this book be your guide.”—Adam Alter, author of Irresistible