We have complex relationships with our phones. We talk to them, often choosing to interact with the screen over family, and tests show we can check our phone on an average of 85 times per day. Like any relationship, this one needs to be a balanced one too, so The School of Life presents the Phone Detox. A palm-friendly, phone-sized book that contains insights, ideas, and meditations that help you get over your heavy dependency on your phone, social media, and validation addictions. The book covers relevant topics like Addiction, Monasticism, Poetry, Nature, Dating, Utopia, and even Death. Its aim being to allow us to take a step back, breathe, and contemplate a little, rather than simply consuming content the internet keeps throwing at you.
The makers of the book say that the “Phone Detox knows we love our phones and would never want us to give them up, but it is also gently aware that these delightful gadgets bear a hidden cost. This flip book is a tool that aims to bring a little sanity to our closest, most intense and possibly most danger-laden technological relationship.”
That’s right. Put that screen down and enjoy life and its beautiful imperfections! You can even read an extract here.
Designer: The School of Life