22 Sep ‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’ launches
In the past year our digital and physical worlds have collided more than ever, leaving us all painfully aware of the need to log off. This manifests both in our own habits and those of our partners, children, colleagues and friends. Through our founder Tanya Goodin’s new book ‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open‘ you can learn how to recognise harmful practices and find practical strategies to return to a more balanced life.
What does it include?
Goodin’s book is made up of anonymised accounts of people she has worked with throughout her career, from children in schools to bosses in the workplace and even Uber drivers! There are 24 stories in total, divided into the three sections of ‘Loving’, ‘Living’ and ‘Learning‘ to represent the different areas of our lives which the digital world has infiltrated. They are titled with the conversation-starting vocabulary we often use here at Time To Log Off, highlighting the realities of these oft-discussed tropes such as ‘phubbing’ (snubbing someone for your phone) or ‘sharenting’ (over-sharing your children on social media). After each narrative follows diagnostic guides, data and practical advice for improving habits.
The book also includes a thought-provoking manifesto for improved digital citizenship to tackle the bigger picture issues as well as the minutiae of day-to-day annoyances. Taking inspiration from global approaches to tech, such as the Taiwanese government’s focus on civil responsibility online, Goodin highlights a potential positive future and what commitments we must make to get there.
Who is it for?
This book is accessible for everyone. The narrative sections clearly communicate the issues to those with less expertise in the area whilst the data, manifesto and practical tips are provocative for those of all levels of knowledge of the subject. The layout and language are clearly comprehensible for the whole family with bright colours and large graphics breaking up the text throughout. It is well worth a read!
About the author
‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open‘ is Goodin’s third book having previously published two others ‘Off‘ and ‘Stop Staring at Screens‘ which also covered the topic of digital detox and tech addiction. She is also the host of the ‘It’s Complicated’ podcast, an award-winning digital entrepreneur and founder of this movement, Time To Log Off. She was inspired to begin her work in this sphere after a 20+ year career working exclusively in the digital world and experiencing its negative effects before the rest of us did so she truly is an expert in the field.
Where can I find it?
‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’ can be found in most bookshops as well as online in both kindle and physical form so get reading! Once you have read it, please do leave a review so that others can find it and we can continue the conversation about digital wellbeing.