The Digital Diet (Ebook)

The 4 Step Plan to Break Your Tech Addiction and Regain Balance in Your Life

Daniel Sieberg

An engaging and thoughtful book about how to ensure that the gizmos in our lives improve our lives rather than take them over.

Does your heart flutter when you see the flashing red light on your BlackBerry?
Do you feel guilty if you haven't recently updated your blog?
Is the first thing you do when you get home from a holiday to upload your photos to Facebook?
Technology is increasingly taking over our lives and with so much available to us, it's easy to surrender control to it. Our digital lifestyles are more of a weight on our shoulders than we know - many of us can no longer focus on a single task or face-to-face conversation without wanting to reach out--or retreat--to the virtual world every few minutes, or even every few seconds.
It's time for a digital detox.
Daniel Sieberg's 4-step, 28-day plan will get you started straight away. It isn't about cutting out technology all together, but about taking a step back and reincorporating it in a healthier way.
Step 1//Re: Think:
Consider how technology has overwhelmed our society and the effect it's had on your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Step 2//Re: Boot:
Take stock of your digital intake using Sieberg's Virtual Weight Index and step back from the device.
Step 3//Re: Connect:
Focus on restoring the relationships that have been harmed by the technology in your life.
Step 4//Re: Vitalize:
Learn how to live with technology-the healthy way, by optimizing your time spent e-mailing, texting, on Facebook, and web surfing.
The Digital Diet will help you to take control back of our life, find time for real friends and most importantly, make technology work for you... not the other way around.

Publication date: 01/12/2011


ISBN: 9780285640702

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B006WB7LW6

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Reviews for The Digital Diet

'An engaging and thoughtful book about how to ensure that the gizmos in our lives improve our lives rather than take them over.'

The Bookseller 

'Do you constantly check your phone for messages and feel separation anxiety if you're away from it for any length of time? If so, you could need to redress the balance. Helps you manage the time spent on gadgets. Written in a fun and accessible four-step plan.'

The Sun 

'Setting up this year's trend for switching off.'

The Sunday Times 

'Managing your technology in a healthy way... It's a great book and it's got some fantastic things in it, and I think we should all maybe go on a digital diet.'

Lorraine Kelly Lorraine (ITV1)

Daniel Sieberg

Daniel Sieberg

Daniel Sieberg is a journalist who contributes to ABC, BBC, and MSNBC and was formerly the science and technology correspondent for CBS and CNN. He lives in New York City with his wife, daughter and beagle.