WHAT IS SCREEN/LIFE BALANCE?
If you add up the hours you spend each day interacting with your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop or television, you may realize that you’re spending the majority of your waking life staring at a screen.
Sure, much of this screen time is essential, even enjoyable. But there are a lot of other times when our screens distract us from things that are truly important to us—whether it’s the people we love, or the activities that bring us meaning and joy.
I created Screen/Life Balance to help people (myself included) figure out—and achieve—a personalized balance that feels right.
—Catherine Price science journalist & author of How to Break Up With Your Phone
IT STARTED WITH SMARTPHONES
Screen/Life Balance was inspired by my experience writing my last book, How to Break Up With Your Phone (Ten Speed Press, 2018). How to Break Up With Your Phone reveals some of the many ways in which our phones are affecting our productivity, creativity, relationships, memory, attention spans, and sleep, and provides a personalized plan for how to take back your life from your device—without giving it up completely.
If you’re new to the idea of screen/life balance, breaking up with your phone is a good place to start. (Don’t worry: no phones will be harmed or discarded.)