Doesn't it sometimes feel like you're surrounded by zombies, staring at screens, thumbs twitching, oblivious to the world around them? It's crept up on us, this crazy smartphone culture - it's become totally normal to check email while you're crossing the street, spend half your time at a party texting people who aren't there and, of course, post a picture of every cup of coffee you order at Starbucks...we're always multitasking, dividing our attention between what's happening and what's happening on our phones. The stats are crazy - research is claiming 1 in 8 people are now addicted to their smartphones!
We live part of our lives online, trying to create virtual identities on Facebook. We're spending more of our time in text chatrooms than in person. We are a generation obsessed with tech and constant connection, our attention is grabbed by every beep and buzz and ping, totally tuned in to the digital. It's like we're the most connected generation ever and at the same time the most disconnected from, well, life!
And that's what this book will give you - it'll reconnect you with the real.
Okay, awesome! But how? Glad you asked!
The Thumbs Up approach is more than just a smartphone detox. There are two main ingredients. (1) You may not use your smartphone at all for a full 24 hours. (2) Every time you're tempted to use it, or at any time you'd normally be using your phone, you have to do something awesome instead - in the REAL world!
The point is to make the day an adventure where you embrace the unexpected and encourage the unusual. It's about having oodles of phoneless fun, reconnecting with the people around you and converting your idle minutes into meaningful activities.
This book will be your companion throughout your phoneless day. It's crammed full of practical activities to cover every situation whether you're at work, at school or have some time to spare.
And - wait for it - there are pictures too! They are delightful. I promise: )
Challenge yourself, your friends or your entire family! Go Thumbs Up today and experience your world in a totally new way!show more