How is your relationship with your phone? Do you find it distracts your attention in unhealthy ways or is it indeed adding to the quality of your life? In this episode, I chat with Catherin Price about her newest book, How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life – coming out February 2018.
For many of us, our phones rule our lives. They are the ultimate distraction and designed in this way. The statistics are alarming and give a good reason for our need to become more aware of the type of relationship with have with our phone. Catherine has a great deal of information to share on a topic that is relevant to the majority of us.
Her previous books include Mindfulness: A Journal and Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized The Way We Think About Food. Catherine’s written and multimedia work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Parade, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Self, Mother Jones, Health Magazine, and Outside, among others.
Topics of Discussion
- The Wake Up – How the phone is affecting our lives.
- The need for awareness.
- Start by asking questions.
- What do I want to pay attention to?
- How is my time/attention best spent?
- Why is doing this important?
- Design. How the industry is designing in a way to get us hooked. The phone addiction.
- Advice on how to break up with our phone and develop a better relationship.
- Catherine mentions Moment in this conversation. An app that can help track your daily phone usage. Here is the link.
Quick round questions
Do you have any routines and rituals that you believe contribute to your success?
Remove the phone and get more sleep.
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
Stay on course and know that I can decide on the course I wish to travel.
What is the meaning of success?
The goal was to paid to be me. Financial stability is important but beyond that is to be able to get out of bed each day excited about what I am doing.
What is your number one productivity advice?
Make adjustments to your computer settings.
What advice would you give someone that needing/wanting to make a change?
Start with the desired outcome and the search for methods to help you achieve it.
Favourite Leisure Activity
How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by Catherine Price
“Your life is what you pay attention to.”
Do we all have a why?
No! We have to find it.
What does living with passion and purpose mean?
Doing things that make you excited and fulfiled in each moment.
Why do you do what you do? What’s the underlying motivation?
To help others shift their thinking in a way that will positively benefit their lives.
Joy and Happiness.
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