Doomscrolling, avalanches of app notifications, the almighty algorithm: sometimes it feels impossible to just put your phone down, even when you want to. Every part of the digital landscape is a battle for our attention, but we only have so much to give. The result? Utter exhaustion. And yet, it’s not like we can quit for good. We need to be online for work, school, keeping up with friends, staying up to date on the news. So how can we find a better balance?
There is a middle-ground between being a luddite and drowning in the endless depths of a TikTok for you page. With the books below, kids, teens, and adults can all learn how to form a better relationship with their devices. Whether you want to go full digital minimalist, or you just want to be able to put your phone down for a few stress-free hours per day, these books encourage thoughtful consumption, mindfulness, and provide the tools you need to achieve all of your tech-life balance goals.